Dear Reader Friends, You have survived so far, so let’s dig into “The Induced Condition,” the last part V of this Survival Series. (Read Part I here; Part II; Part III, and Part IV here.) Not only are we grabbing some Air Force Handbook tips, but we’re catching some solid spiritual lessons along the way, too. And Scott the Nebraskan is nearly to his destination…
Ten Minutes or Ten Hours
Scott had nearly reached his target village, but an ancient mine field lay in his path. Regardless of his intentions to take the pack of Bibles directly from the jungle to the village, he would have to go around.
But who was he to argue about his circumstances? It was a mind field. Whether he debated or not, it would take him ten minutes—or maybe ten hours—and then the job would be finished.
Instead of staring at the mind field for another second, he turned north and began to skirt the clearing planted with deadly explosives. The Bibles would still reach the village that day, and through his exhausting labor, God gave him a smile. Scott had discovered the secret of contentment: obedience!
The Induced Conditions
What kind of survivor are you? The fifth condition that directly affects a soldier’s survival are those conditions that are induced. Nuclear or radioactive fallout, biological agents, chemical agents, or mine fields like above, all affect a soldier’s life. But dangers don’t change the direction of a mission; they only change the direction of the operative.
As a Christian, your survival as a lamp for Christ is of vital importance. Spiritual mine fields and nuclear fallout plague your walk, but the Christian is given armor and protection for these moments.
We know what God desires of His people, and so we are obedient. He may allow conditions to arise that hinder or even change our plans. These may be spiritual trials, and yet the true believer continues to move through the jungle, totally aware of the mine field, all the while staying in the arms of God.
How have you survived?
There’s no spiritual life or survival outside of Jesus Christ, God the Son, who walked this earth as a Man, and gave His life that men might live. He is our only Deliverance. Let Him wrap His life around yours, and you’ll survive—even thrive—in this jungle of life!
See you on the field!
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