People who are in Survival Mode take value/energy and treat the Physical like a driver, when it really is a hurdle. The Physical consumes all their resources and they get little to no return. Consequently, they rush around looking for energy from ANY activity. Their perspective becomes completely short term.
The way to get out of Survival Mode is to take the value/energy and transmute it into Spiritual aspects that give the individual more Long Term energy in return. These aspects are different for every person, because every person is unique.
Once the individual gets a return, in order to stay out of Survival Mode, they should invest the minimum energy into Physical activities and put as much of the value/energy back into a Spiritual area.
This takes a Long Term, growth perspective. The best way to do this is through grace. When God influences your heart, He will ALWAYS lead you to giving value/energy to an area that will return more value/energy in the Long Term. God alone knows what areas give you uniquely the greatest return.
Next week we will look at answering "The Hard Question".