Training: Life is a training camp that prepares us for Heaven, or hell. As children, our parents teach us all the necessities of life; how to eat, right from wrong, integrity, how to clean our room, how to study properly, and how to get along with others.
As youngsters, and teens – educators began filling in the gap from our parental efforts. Then… we began to experience high-school, part-time jobs, and college. All throughout this process, we have our loving grandparents, family members, boy or girl friends, church leaders, mentors, employers – those who come in from all sides… to fill in the gaps of our TRAINING.
Think of the “preparedness” that one must go through in order to handle the impact of…say …Hurricane Matthew, which the Caribbean and the East coast are preparing for…as we speak. This “training” is critical for all levels of humanity…individual, corporate, county, state, and federal governments. This type of training goes from the individual level to the team effort… to literally…1000’s upon 1000’s of people. What would the consequences be…should “no one” be prepared, or properly trained. The results…would, of course…be a devastating failure.
Life is a “long-term” training camp. So, what’s it all about? Survival? Careers? Marriage? What am I leaving out? O’I know….GOD. God has placed us on earth, so that we would Love, Honor, and Adore Him; so that He could enjoy us as His children. And, all of the trials and tribulations that we endure are imposed on us, by Him, for us, so that we might be better prepared to fulfill His PLAN for us.
Where would humanity be had Noah failed to follow God’s Preparedness Plan…?
If we forfeit this specialized TRAINING, we, by choice and default… are preparing ourselves, for hell. 1st Corinthians 9:25 tell us that “everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a preparing crown that will last forever.”
So, the questions is: What are we doing to fulfill our specialized “training requirements?” Are we PREPARED? So then… where is the training manual? It’s called… the BIBLE.