It can be easy to put heaven in the “by and by in the sky” category—something that sounds great but is so far in the future (we hope) that it doesn’t affect how I live today. The truth is that our perspective on heaven and eternity will impact just about every decision we make. Planning for eternity as opposed to, say, planning for a retirement that might last, at best, 40 years should adjust our priorities. It will also alter how you view life’s day-to-day setbacks.
1. How often does the reality of your life in eternity enter into your daily and long-term planning?
2. What area of your world—finances, relationships, time, etc.—would most benefit from a shift to a heavenly perspective?
Challenge: I have heard it said that we spend more time planning for a 2 week vacation than we do planning our life. The first thing we plan with a vacation is the destination. If your destination is heaven, what do you need to do to prepare for it? When vacationing, I want a great tour guide. Are you mentoring someone towards heaven and are you being mentored? If not, consider finding these people in your life today.