“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season…”
2 Tim. 4:2
The man Phillip was taken by the Spirit practically to the middle of nowhere. He didn’t even have the time to study before the Ethiopian eunuch began asking him questions. He wanted to know whether the prophet in the scripture he was studying was referring to himself or to someone else. Phillip answered without thinking twice about it.
Paul instructed Timothy, and us by extension, to preach God’s word in season and out of season. This is important because you may only have one chance to tell people about Jesus, and you don’t want to mess it up by not knowing what to say.
If you’re a musician, there are times you are aware of an upcoming performance and you rehearse to perfection. There are other times however, when you have to do career altering performances you did not plan for. It would be irresponsible for you to flop at such performances because they came as a surprise. One would expect any serious musician to be ready all the time. Just like one would expect a mathematics teacher to have a fair idea on how to solve a common math problem or any English major to intervene in case of a grammar error.
If you’re a doctor and someone faints in a restaurant while you’re having lunch, you’re expected to know what to do. You can’t give any excuses for not helping out simply because you’re not at the hospital.
Be prepared. If truly the purpose of your life is Christ, you can’t afford to be casual about sharing him with the world. Anticipate questions people might ask; labour in the word for responses. People are depending on you!
SAY THIS: I am empowered to be ever ready. Therefore, I will make use of the grace given to me and do all it takes to remain ready.