The longing for more . . . embrace it, lean into it, loose it in your core . . . as long as its object is Jesus Christ and your heavenly home.
This is NOT discontentment. This is the knowledge of the greatest reality juxtaposed with the anguish of a broken existence. This is eternity in your heart, at war with the effects of sin in this world.
If you are human, you are made in His image and you possess this longing, whether it’s forefront in your heart or not.
This longing shifts my focus beyond present struggles. It allows me to have hope for friends in shattering circumstances. It allows me to set aside petty, selfish thoughts. The temptation to hate how I look? Shot down. The frustration at lack of success? Set aside. The lie that I’ll never measure up? Conquered. The weariness of my body that makes it hard to lift my teacup to my mouth?
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18
Take hold of the longing for eternity and hang on to where it leads you: heavenward to Jesus Christ.
Worship for your day: Endless Hallelujah, Matt Redman