Originally Posted: May 26, 2012
I don't think anyone likes the feeling of ‘the present.’ I mean, you can be happy obviously. You can have a good time and have fun, I don’t mean to be cynical. In fact, I try to avoid that at all costs. But good times end, people go home, move and move on. And I feel like there is this yearning, this desire inside of us to “travel” to good moments in our past or to ideas/hopes/dreams of our future. Like all the time spent on your way home, in your car, after spending time with the people you love.
I think this is purposeful. I think its purposeful that nothing on this earth completely satisfies. I think it’s purposeful that our souls aren’t designed to (truly or completely) live (or thrive) on a timeline. We were meant for more than this, we were created for something bigger and better, something beyond time, another world with our creator.
"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." - C.S. Lewis
"20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself." - Philippians 3:20&21
But I’m (we’re) still here for a reason, I’m breathing because He continues to give me life and that is also purposeful. And while my soul longs and waits for home, I will serve you in your kingdom and I will depend on you to help me obey your word.
"11…for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content." - Philippians 4:11