My Word in prayer for the day is this:
Focus upon preparation not opportunity.
What does that mean?
It is better to work on preparation than opportunity because.....
Preparation: means studying, learning, applying principals to my own personal life, studying to keep quiet, keeping my head down and working upon my own growth.
Opportunity: the open door of ministry with others, places, and actions of favor done for me.
Many people only focus upon opportunity, looking ... working ... watching for that opening to let them become something more than they are. It's looking for the end result without the day to day dedicated works, and detailed efforts of being well trained and ready. It's like looking over the wall at completion without being trained to actually get there.
If I focus upon the end result and not the preparations - the opportunity of opening will not happen. But if I focus upon preparations, WHEN the time comes and opportunity knocks I am ready, prepared, focused, and have the learned word on my tongue to give.
What a great word for my life and yours.