The word that continued to pop in my head this morning as I navigated my way through Chapter 3 a second time was PREPARATION.
Tripp continues to bring to the forefront that we live in a fallen world as broken people with broken people. In a perfect world, the preparation may not be as important... but in a world that is falling apart around us, the need to prepare is important.
I am not talk about stock piling ammo or large quantities of canned food. I am not talking about building a bunker or compound. I am not talking about planning our escape route or meet-up point.
I am not talking about the my go-bag...No, though these may be important... they are not nearly as important as the day to day preparation I need to meet the day.
To maintain realistic expectation, one must be prepared. Before entering into important relationships, one must prepare. When looking forward to your first child, one must prepare. When waking up in the morning and facing a world falling apart... One must prepare.
Tripp finishes the chapter with these two questions...
Q1 "Where have you been caught up short because you have failed to live with realistic expectations?"
(I might add... where have you not prepared?)
Q2 What must you do every day to be both realistic and hopeful at the same time?
(I might add...what must you do daily to prepare?)
Get prepared... and have a great day!