We’re not always ready when called by God. The tasks for us might seem overwhelming and beyond what we’re capable of. But often competence only comes on the journey after we’ve answered the call.

While premarital preparation is very helpful, only marriage truly prepares us for marriage.

And the same is true of parenthood. No amount of books, courses, or helpful tips can adequately prepare us for the daily demands of parenting.

Of course, we should not enter into these roles blindly and should prepare as much as possible. But if we waited until we were fully prepared, we would never embark on the adventures of marriage and parenthood.

And as God calls us into the deep purposes for our life we might also feel inadequately prepared.

Do we have what it takes to start that new business or ministry, to write that book, or to stand up and speak into the important issues of our day?

As we step into unknown frontiers, we trust God is preparing us for the journey. And that he’s using the journey to prepare us for all that is ahead.

Our faith grows as we exercise it. And faithfully answering the call God has given us allows us to grow into the very men capable of living it out to its full.

If we wait to answer the call until we feel “ready,” we will remain on the sidelines and miss the fullness of what God has for us.

Be diligent and prepare as much as you can. But remember God often prepares us on the journey itself.

Faithfully answer the call and trust God will give you what you need on the way.

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