Paul says in the last days people will heap up teaching because they ears itching to hear the Word (2 Tim 4:3). However it is doing the Word that builds our lives, not just hearing it.
The person in Christ is a prepared person. They get ready. They're set for everything. Nothing will move them because they're settled firmly upon Jesus Christ, the rock. They're doers of the Word, not just hearers only.
In Rich Dad's Guide to Investing, Robert T Kiyosaki, says, 'You are either prepared or you're not. You're either in position or you're not. If you're prepared, there is a deal of a lifetime being presented to you every day of your life.'
Benjamin Disraeli, the British Prime Minister in the late eighteen-hundreds declared 'The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.'
Louis Pasteur also of the late eighteen-hundreds , the famous French chemist and biologist and inventor of pasteurization and various vaccines, also understood the power of preparation - 'Chance favours the prepared mind.'