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How are you surviving so far? Are you ready for another survival challenge and tip from the Air Force Survival Handbook? (You can find part I here, and part II here.) Today we have Survival Part III: The Duration Condition. Let’s continue to follow Scott the Nebraskan as he’s making his way through Laos. His story is one we can use to measure our own spiritual condition.
Scott checked the setting sun through the jungle canopy. He wouldn’t reach his target village that day. Sure, he had endured the climate and terrain all day, but the distance had still been too great. Laos had thick jungle and steep hillsides that hindered his steps, but he had prepared for a possible night in the bush.
The village needed the Bibles in his backpack, but not until the time was right. Scott knew the jungle at night was no time to travel. He drew out his mosquito net and sat down on the hillside. Tomorrow, Lord willing, Scott would reach his destination. He wasn’t turning back.
The Duration (Time) Condition
When it comes to survival, the third of five factors affecting a man’s life is the duration, or time, condition of the crisis at hand. Will it last long-term, moderate, or short-term? The term will determine what kind of plans need to be made—for provisions, mental fortitude, shelter…
Similarly, as imminent as Christ’s return is for the Christian, a man/woman of God is charged with many other tasks throughout his/her walk. Survival as a bright lamp for Jesus will require a realistic examination of the duration of certain enterprises.
One of the five conditions of your healthy Christian survival in this sinful world is understanding that Christ could return tomorrow, but that you must continue to live your life with endurance, regardless.
Survive as an endurance soldier, regardless of the time (duration) factor in the Christian life.
Until next time, see you in the field!
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