Well, I've come across something in my studies of the Bible... There's a lot in it about being prepared. You've heard the quote the guy uses in Facing the Giants - the one about the 2 farmers, one being prepared for rain. You probably liked the quote, but have you prepared yourself for anything?
Here are some areas that we can prepare ourselves in.
"On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come." ~1 Timothy 4:7b,8
"Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon. As for the builders, each wore his sword girded at his side as he built, while the trumpeter stood near me." ~Nehemiah 4:17,18
"preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction." ~2 Timothy 4:2
I only did one Bible verse per area (there are many more!), but as you can see, God places importance on His followers being prepared for everything that He sends their way, like a chance to tell someone about God, or a chance to use your body for His glory.