The critical element of a Christian warrior’s mindset is no matter what rank, position, or career, is how the warrior deals with the idea of death and their behavior at the moment of death. It does not matter the degree of education, intelligence, and eloquence the warrior may have; if you lose composure on the brink of extinction and die in an unfaithful manner, all your previous good works and belief will all be in vain.

Like nonbelievers, today’s Christians put greater emphasis on living here on earth with a notion of a long life, with little care of living with Christ. Since the idea of living with Christ focuses on our earthly presents, it shadows over our future home. No one will have eternal life on earth until Jesus Christ returns, and the Kingdom of God will be here on earth. Each generation wants to believe that the Lord is coming in their lifetime. Their spirit desires that they are alive to see Jesus arrive. Hence, the deep concern for being healthy. The importance of health and long life focuses on the self and is a form of idolatry.

The Christian Warriors differ in their mindset. They focus on being prepared to die with strength and dignity. Complaining and crying is not an option. It would be an embarrassment. A warrior understands that life at any moment may end. Also, one may need to die so that others may live, a firefighter running into a burning building, a police officer in an emergency, and citizens saving someone from drowning. Christian Warriors are ready to die every day, and it affects their lives as a result.

When we think, today may be our last. Hopefully, we will have made beautiful memories for those we leave behind. The last memory we want our loved ones to have is also how we died. A Christian Warrior dies as he did every day, not complaining, thanking the Lord for the trials and tribulation for they build strength, courage, and endurance for the peace that comes after that final journey. When we die with courage, we set the tone and example of how those left behind should live and die, with the Lord’s Grace.