put your faith in God, but keep your powder dry

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put your faith in God, but keep your powder dry

proverb Give yourself over to the fate that God prescribes, but be prepared to act as and when needed. The phrase refers to gunpowder, which needs to be kept dry in order to work properly. You never know when a new opportunity will present itself, so put your faith in God, but keep your powder dry. You can't rely on chance alone to be successful in this industry. Put your faith in God, but keep your powder dry!
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