Proverbs 21:31 - The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.
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Are you prepared for today? Some days I wake up and feel I can take on absolutely anything. And other days I wake up and want to go back to sleep. Some days I feel prepared and ready for whatever may come and then the bottom drops out. Other days I have nothing in my hand that’s ready for success and I’m blessed by God’s grace.
Alexander Graham Bell said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you prepare to fail.” These are very wise and insightful quotes from men who have clearly gained success and know what they’re talking about. Although, there are moments in life that no amount of preparation can make us ready.
No matter your preparation, organization, strengths, or skills, you have to know that nothing is possible without the hand and power of God. Proverbs 16:33 says, “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” This teaches us that even in what some people think is chance or luck, the outcome is still determined by the Lord.
It’s not by luck that we advance, not by chance either. It’s not by being ready and prepared for the pitfalls and traps the day may bring. It’s not in the power of our strength and skill that we succeed. It’s by the hand of the Lord.
Get your horse ready for the day of battle, but know your victory doesn’t rest in that horse, but only with the Lord.