Scripture: Then David said to Saul, “Let no man’s heart fail because of [Goliath]; your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”-1 Samuel 17:32.
A professor went to the podium and said, “I can’t wait to hear what I have to say on today’s topic.” He wasn’t unprepared, just the opposite. He had spent a lifetime preparing and had learned that new assignments always bring new insights in the moment if we live a prepared life.
When the teenage David went to the battlefield to deliver food to his brothers, never in his wildest imagination did he think he would be battling a giant. He certainly had not prepared the bold and beautiful speech he delivered to Goliath (1 Samuel 17:45-47). That all happened in the moment because he was available to be used by God. The same thing happened to Peter and John when they encountered a lame man begging outside the temple in Jerusalem. They had not planned what to do or say should such an encounter happen. But when it did, they were ready: They healed the man and gave him new life (Acts 3:1-9).
Living a prepared life means being available to serve God in whatever opportunity He provides. It means trusting Him to make you able.
If men are prepared to die they are ready for anything.
Joseph Addison Alexander