Do you ever wonder why you exist? It’s so easy to get caught up in the normal routine of your everyday life. It’s easy to wander aimlessly, without much direction, hopes or dreams. We have settled into an ordinary life, and we live the way society tells us to live. But I am here to tell you… there is so much more!

Take, for example, a baby; When they are in the womb, they are perfectly content. They receive all the nourishment, warmth, and life they could ever need. They cannot comprehend life beyond the womb. Their every move and breath is dictated by the umbilical cord. In fact, an unborn fetus is fully equipped with a good set of lungs; however, they have no use for them. It is an empty void or longing within them waiting to be fulfilled. They are to be used for another life beyond their current one. Similarly, we too, are intended to live in another world beyond this one. This earth is only temporary and heaven is eternal. We are mere aliens in a strange land that is not our home. We already know that we exist on this planet to serve Christ alone, wholeheartedly, no matter what the cost may be. However, we forget that our real dwelling place is unseen. 2 Corinthians 4:18 says:

“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.” (NLT)

This world is so full of pain and suffering, but we yearn for the day when it will all be wiped away. Our hope is in a kingdom prepared for us before the creation of time (Matthew 225:34).

Just as that fetus has longings to one-day use the empty void in his/her chest for something more, we too, long for the abundant life originally intended for us. We’ve lost the true meaning of life somewhere along the way, but deep down in our hearts and souls, we know we want more than this world claims to offer. We know we were meant to live for so much more. Each and every moment on this earth must be spent living for heaven.

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)

Allow Him to use you while you are here, but remember, that He is preparing a place for you in heaven. So I urge you to, “… press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called [you] heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14).” The burning desire that you experience deep down comes from the One who created you, as He is constantly drawing you to Himself. Do not deny that longing, do not look back, rather each and every day live for Heaven, knowing that craving will soon be fulfilled.

What is God speaking to you? Open a note or grab a piece of paper and write your thoughts about this.