996 You Should Seek to Be a Survivor

1 God will direct you onto a path—one that ensures that you will all have a way forward: That is, to seek to be able to survive. Do not concern yourselves over what position or status you will have in the future; only be concerned with what you should do as you seek to survive. This is something that people should seek; it is proper, and not an extravagant desire, for human beings who survive will definitely be good people. They will certainly bear glorious witness for God, and they are sure to satisfy His will. To seek to survive is therefore not an extravagant wish; rather, it is something for which everyone should strive. This is well in line with God’s work of salvation.

2 You should make the most basic plan possible—to survive into the future, whether as a service-doer, as one of God’s people, as one of God’s sons, or as someone of high status. All you need to think about is what you should do to gain God’s approval and then survive, for God hopes to have more people survive. Does this not simplify your quest? You ought to understand this: A proper pursuit is not an extravagant wish. In their belief in God, people should not have extravagant wishes, but they should have proper pursuits.

Adapted from “You Should Seek to Be a Survivor” in Records of Christ’s Talks

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