I admit, I don’t really like to think about heaven all that much. Ever since I was little, thoughts of eternity would suffocate my mind until I cried myself to sleep. I’m not sure why that bothered me so. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize that I wasn’t alone. But now, I’ve found that as my relationship with the Lord has deepened (and maybe my trust has too), I have begun to see the significance of the verse:
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. – Colossians 3:2
This mindset is extremely difficult for a number of reasons. I mean, earth is where our loved-ones live. It’s where our careers are and where our hopes lie. It’s where we spend our time, our money, our…Oh…now I see the reason why God encourages us to think on things above.
There’s no stopping an individual with a heart pointed towards heaven. Everything he or she does will be for the glory of God. They will love their family, while cherishing every little second. They will serve in their careers, realizing people’s eternities hang in the balance. They will spend their money on things that matter, things that will last well beyond their time on earth. And maybe, if we fixed our eyes on heaven just a little bit more, we’d find more hope and less darkness, more purpose and less despair, more reason to live and equal reason to die.
Think about it, even when you’re waiting for a plane or a bus, you still hustle about airports and terminals biding your time. Yet, as you’re flipping through a magazine or ordering a latte, what are you doing the entire time? You’re looking at your watch. You’re keeping track of the time. You’re making the most of every second, listening and awaiting your departure call because we all know, that’s when the real adventure will begin. It’s just like life on Earth in that way. This isn’t our home. We’re only biding our time until our departure call. As we fix our sights on heaven, let’s make the most of every opportunity.
If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Savior, please consider accepting Him today. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Heaven is not going to be filled with good people. We could never do enough good to cover all the mistakes we have made. No, heaven is filled with sinners who put their faith in Jesus Christ. One prayer to Jesus can change everything both now and forevermore. Be blessed.