We’re Still Here!

September 2015 has come and gone, and the world came to an end in a crashing, smashing spectacle. How has it felt the past few days to live in the aftermath?

Or could it be we’re dead and this is the afterlife?

Oh, wait a minute…

The world didn’t end after all?

Hmmm. We’ve been down this road before, haven’t we?

OK, so September passed us by, and we’re still here. Now what?

Why not keep prepping? What harm is there in that?

Do you see why I and several others say not to fear or panic? What good does that do?

Wisdom, not fear, should dictate the preparedness and survival strategy for each of us.

Under the heading “Additional Thoughts” below are links to other articles I’ve written on this matter of being prepared if nothing happens. I encourage you to take time to look them over. Each link opens in a new window, so you can come right back here after reading each piece.

Preparing for the eventuality of nothing major happening should be part of our survival mindset and planning.

Don’t get me wrong. Plenty happened in September…and August…And plenty is going on now. Therefore, we shouldn’t sit on our hands, thinking nothing will happen. It will.

But let’s not be like those the Apostle Peter mentions in 2 Peter 3:3-4. Here’s what he says.

…There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Peter goes on in chapter 3, verse 8, to let us know God’s timetable is different than yours and mine. It’s also different than that put forward by many so-called prophets of today.

…Be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Though the matter of what will happen remains to be seen, it’s a matter of when, not if.

Why? We see an answer in 2 Peter 3:9.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

That chapter of the Bible goes on to spell out certain catastrophe that’s forthcoming, but a new heaven and earth will result. Believers are encouraged to live godly lives in the light of this.

So, if you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, now’s the time to get serious and make righteous living part of your survival mindset and prepping strategy.

If you’re not a believer, why not consider becoming one?


Additional Thoughts


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.