The Believer

The Book, The Survivors Club, by Ben Sherwood, details incredible stories and experiences of survival on all fronts. It also describes five survivor types, and a number of survivor tools. Your report, if you take the comprehensive test online, will indicate your top three strengths that you call upon most commonly in survival experiences.

I have still not taken the time to take the online test, but wish to share a description of The Believer...

Sherwood, in the interview I heard on NPR, asked a top military expert trained in survival skills what he deemed the most important trait to survive. The person, whose name escapes me at the moment, stated without hesitation, that it was faith. Faith also happens to be one of the survival tools.

"When you are a Believer, you put your faith in God to protect and sustain you through your trials. Your beliefs and convictions are like life preservers keeping you above water in difficult times. You trust deeply that God has a plan for your life and will steer you through adversity. You're convinced that God will never give you a challenge you couldn't handle...

Even in the worst times, you feel blessed and are confident things always work out for the best...

You draw remarkable emotional and physical power from your faith...You're able to banish negative feelings or flip them around into positive thoughts...

You are strengthened and emboldened by your faith and comforted by the conviction that your fortunes will improve one way or another this earth or in the next life. Above all, you're a Believer..."

More to follow...

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