Can Anyone Be Prepared for Life?

I know there are some who may feel they are prepared for death or prepared to die, including me; and I truly feel I am prepared for death whenever it comes.  But, last night I asked myself, “Am Iprepared for life?”  I don’t think that anyone jumps out of their mother’s womb ready to move mountains  🙂 ; so, everyone has needed and needs help from other people, be it their family, mentors or whoever.

To prepare for the life ahead of us, we all need someone to teach us, provide direction and encouragement for us to be the person we are.  Yet I feel there are so many people who live their lives looking through arrogant eyes with high-minded attitudes, thinking they are self-made and concern themselves only with the things in their atmosphere.  And that’s their choice.  But, I feel that life is passing them by, as they float upon clouds overlooking the things of life which define what it essentially means to be alive.

Though there are general essentials that can define what it means to be alive, I feel everyone is unique and we all possess desires in our heart that may define what makes life worthwhile.  Llike if someone wanted to be a carpenter, they would want to pursue education in carpentry to be a carpenter.  That education will prepare them for their career.  But, I’m not talking about that preparation for life.  I’m talking about having positive personal relationships, creating a family legacy, and making a difference in the lives of others.

I personally believe there are right and wrong ways to live a life that was given to you.  It takes a courageous person to do the right thing, especially when they don’t have to.  No one has to really prepare them-self for life, everyone experiences maturity through time and trial and error.  I just wish I was more prepared to live the life I want now when I was younger, so I could have been more prepared for all that life threw at me.  Yet life is so intrinsic and mysterious, who knows the future to know how to prepare for it?

Life is more than living, just as feelings are more than mere words.  I try to feel that I prepared for everything in life, but I know I’m not.  I know there are some things in life you can never prepare yourself for, like marriage or health problems.  Sometimes I feel that the less I focus on something and give it to God, and I receive a peace about it, the better the situation (like life) turns out.

 

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