You must expect the Lord. In order to be ready, you must have hands that are ready to receive whatever He has for you. You must also be clean before Him. While unhealthy self-examination is never good or fruitful, it is essential to be available to the scrutiny and correction of the Holy Spirit. We are told to hold up clean hands. It is not hard. All He asks is availability. Nothing is done by those who stare at themselves all the time. Much is done by those who just pick up and run after Him.