One of the main problems that people of darkness have is obviously displaying characteristics signalling a personal lack of patience. Survival experts will tell you that a massive percentage statistic deciding who makes it through periods of adversity is in their mental fortitude. Some people have had to endure very long amounts of time, sometimes in a single room or cell, completely alone. To endure such an experience requires discipline, and developing one’s own unique and effective routine – very much like ones used in the military. It will also require keeping mentally active and having a bit of fun. Reading is obviously recommended (if you have the facilities) but there is only a limited amount of this one can do. Whatever you choose knitting, painting, table tennis, scrap-booking, consolidating supplies, it is kind of a delightful challenge to fashion an activity that one can consistently enjoy indoors; with the doors, windows and air-vents sealed shut wherever possible. Cleaning is also important, however, this is a war and no person can clean every single spot. We are looking to take simple precautions and cultivate the correct attitude.
One thing I would like to quash is: worry. This can have a crippling effect on our inner tranquillity and makes us imagine horrible things – all of which never actually take place. If you are serious about obeying and following Jesus Christ then he really will provide everything that you need. Indeed, he has already been directing every aspect of you life right up to this present moment – would you believe that? Also, selecting a suitable version of the Bible to study is important. The King James Version is recommended by some, although I find the New International Version to be accurate and has much more contemporary language. You should choose one you feel comfortable with, hardback or paperback is fine.
This is going to be a challenge but one thing you can depend upon is my support. God has been helping me my entire life in an infinite amount of ways; and he is not about to stop. Try not to think too much about the effects of this disease or indeed feel sympathy for those for whom it is fatal. Think about all the ways that you have been disrespected, selfishly manipulated and betrayed by people close to you in the past. The Bible refers to this as sin, is not tolerated by God; and is the primary destructive force in the entire universe. Those of us who survive this pandemic will be many, but we will not always see eye to eye. Heaven is our prize and the location of our reward. Our work here will last, and be celebrated; as we reconstruct the human race.