How much time do you spend “being ready” for God’s blessings versus “getting ready” for God’s blessings?
While playing men’s doubles in tennis recently, my partner and I were slipping behind in score against some formidable opponents. I was growing frustrated with my playing because I hit several balls into the net that should have easily gone over.
As I examined my playing, I realized that I wasn’t ready with my stance and racket soon enough to hit the fast balls coming our way. My response was sluggish. When the ball got to me, I was still getting ready to hit the ball rather than being ready, and because of my lack of preparation, I kept mishitting.
I corrected my error by getting into the ready position before the on-coming ball crossed the net. Our score improved dramatically, and it became a very close match.
The same lesson applies to life. Are you spending all your time getting ready when you should be ready?
Getting ready is a part of being ready, but if we delay or procrastinate, we may not be ready when the grandest opportunities for success present themselves. It’s best to be ready ahead of time. And we can be ready when we care enough to be our best.
God’s good is here and now. You don’t need to get ready for it. Stay aware of it and you’ll not only be ready for it; you’ll be experiencing it.
As Mary Baker Eddy reminded her readers, “Divinity is always ready” Science and Health, p. 458. As God’s reflection, you can be too!