ROOT-SYSTEM: ….Have you ever wondered why some trees blow down during a storm, and “others” do not. When such a tree survives…most of the time… it’s because the “root system” is so deeply embedded in the ground that it’s nearly impossible for the tree to be up-rooted.
Well, the same theory applies to career building, Leadership/Management and personal development… and even sustaining your marriage. If your skill-sets are “well-rooted,” then you are more likely to achieve your goals; and have a more lasting marriage.
It is more likely…. that a shallow set of skills will not see you through a serious crises. Weak skills are usually very obvious and will be a deal-killer, sooner than later. If you are dead serious about your career… then “be dead serious about being prepared”… to seek, develop, and maintain your skills. Prepare yourself in such a manner that your skills, values, commitment… and integrity… are “deeply rooted,” and not some shallow “bag-of-tools,” that FAIL under PRESSURE.
Luke 21:36 – “But keep on the alert (be prepared) at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
1 Peter 5:8 – Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
So…be prepared…well-rooted… such that we will be ready to accept the Lord when He comes knocking on our door.