The Bible tells us that we are in a conflict and Satan is doing everything he can to make you fail. In 1 Thessalonians 5:6, we learn that we should not sleep as others do, “So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober”.
But how can you prepare for anything?
The very act of becoming Christians put us in unfamiliar territories. Christ has called his followers to stop seeking earthly riches as in Matthew 6:19,
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal”.
He also tells us not to worry about the future as in Luke 12:22
“Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear”.
We should also live sacrificially to seek the good of others as in Matthew 22:39
“And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself”.
All these run contrary to what the world demands of us as Christians. Christianity offers ways to prepare ourselves, and they include:
If you wish to know what God wants, you have to begin by asking in prayer. He will lead and guide you to a place of peace and safety. Our prayer requests should be to learn the will of God.
We have to listen to the voice of God so that we can know and do God’s will.
Saint Paul teaches us to watch and be ready. We should watch with joy and gladness.
The kinds of things we need to store are those things that feed our light within.
Even though God does not expect us to be perfect, we should make sure that each day we are a little better than the previous day.