Bible and Theology
Our Eternal Destination
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Nov 6, 2018
If God Is In Control, Why Is My Life Such a Mess?

FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT

Someday, we who belong to Christ will experience firsthand the splendor and magnificence of heaven. Although we know that our earthly lives are temporal, it is easy to forget what is most important—our eternal destination.

In heaven, we will finally be free from Satan's assaults of temptation, deception, and division. There will be no separation or dissatisfaction. All our restlessness and discontentment will be over.

Although we know that our earthly lives are temporal, it is easy to forget what is most important—our eternal destination.

 

If this were not reason enough to praise God, there is more! We will be made complete in God's presence. There will be no tears or anguish in heaven. There will be no more death because we will be home forever. There will be no sorrow or remorse.

How often do we find ourselves regretful because we have said unkind words, harbored selfish motives, or had wrong attitudes? In heaven, there are no painful memories—no nightmares, flashbacks, emotional baggage, or broken hearts. Anger and pain will not exist.

As believers, we have a daily challenge to live this life to the fullest as we share the good news of the Gospel, obey the call of God on our lives, and grow in our walk with the Lord. Everything we do impacts eternity.

The apostle Paul told Timothy:

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. (1 Timothy 6:18-19)

As you go about your day, ask God to help you look beyond the trials of this life. No matter what pain you are experiencing, it will not exist in heaven. Remember, God is your hope and your strength!

Prayer: Lord, help me to see past this moment and into eternity. May I never lose sight of Your eternal purposes and promises. By Your grace, I fix my eyes on You today. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:18).