I will study and prepare, and someday my opportunity will come. (Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States)

They say that opportunity knocks only once. Whether that is true or not, the two key words in Honest Abe’s quote are study and prepare. A lot of people are wishing for that great chance to come their way, but will they be ready when it comes? We would do well to practice the Boy Scouts’ motto, “Be Prepared,” which might involve some additional learning.

So prepare your minds for action (1 Peter 1:13).