September is National Preparedness month, and I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been thinking about this just a tiny bit lately.
After all, I am a rural woman, and it is part of our very nature to be prepared, to think ahead, and to plan.
Some of you might be asking, “why preparedness?” or “prepare for what?”. Being prepared will mean different things to each of us. For me personally, whatever I have the means to be prepared for, I would like to be prepared for it. I want to be personally accountable- fully responsible for me and mine.
I am not an alarmist or an extremist. I am sensible and balanced. I don’t live in fear. I have never hoarded or stashed. I am tidy and semi-organized. I prefer buying accessories to groceries any day of the year. I have however been feeling the need to prepare, so what a better time to address preparedness than National Preparedness Month.
I will be sharing with you my personal story of preparedness, and will be featuring a small handful of women who have agreed to share over the next couple of weeks. This is in no way intended to scare you. I see it as fundamental as making sure I have enough gas in the car or spare change my purse.
Disclaimer: Be very mindful of how much time you spend thinking about this. It is not healthy to become consumed or to worry about the future.
Matthew 6:25-27 "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
I see this scripture as a call not to worry. Not a scripture that discourages preparedness- it could be debated.
But I do believe if we are indulging in the unnecessary, the necessary should be taken care of. Let's be reasonable and sensible. But let’s get prepared!
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