But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? Luke 14:28
As a little girl, I remember going through more than one hurricane. At the time, I had no clue about all the work and preparation my parents had to do to safely survive the storm.
Now I understand. This is the third or fourth hurricane that I’ve had to prepare for in my adult life. And the key word is PREPARE.
Buy canned food. Tie down or bring loose furniture or objects in the yard. Fill the bathtubs with water so you have plenty on hand for a few days if it’s needed. Get batteries and candles. Get the generator ready for use.
Surviving a hurricane is possible with plenty of preparation. And then, after we prepare, we sit back and wait for the storm, knowing that we’ve done everything we can to be ready.
I think that correlates a lot to your children and the challenges they face as they grow up. Whether your child is singing in the school musical or playing on the baseball team, if they are dedicated to being prepared, then they can face it with confidence that they are ready because they’ve done all that they can.
Game time comes or the musical night arrives, and they can rest in the fact that they are prepared.
But here’s the deal: preparation means work, tenacity, and dedication–all traits that many kids overlook as they look for the easy road to success.
Help your child understand the importance of the preparation. THAT will get them through whatever they encounter.
Winning is the science of being totally prepared–George Allen Sr.
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