“But our citizenship is in heaven. and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body” (Philippians 3:20-21)
When was the last time you set off on a trip without having any destination in mind? When was the last time you told a builder to build something without telling him exactly what you wanted him to build? When was the last time you started putting ingredients into a pan without any plan or idea about what you wanted to make?
In order to get many things in life accomplished effectively you really need to begin with the end goal in mind. You need to know where it is you want to end up, what it is that you want to accomplish.
Well, there’s a final goal to which our God wants each of us to end up: heaven. That’s the goal God wants all of us to keep in mind. And what is heaven like? How can you imagine a place with NO sin and NO effects of sin and NO death? How can you imagine a place without pain, crying, or trouble? How can you imagine a place absolutely perfect with unending joys and total satisfaction? That’s heaven!
And yet, so often we lose our focus, we forget where we are going to be one day. We distract ourselves from what IS important eternally. We get depressed and frustrated with what is temporary.
The reality? Heaven IS your home! Eternal life is where you’ll be! Why so? Because you have a Savior who died for you and rose for you and because of Him and Him alone heaven IS your home!
So, yes, begin with the end in mind! Your citizenship is in heaven! Heaven is where you’ll be eternally! Heaven is your home! Live it! Share it!
Rejoicing that my citizenship is in heaven, just like you,