I have always been a person who needs something to look forward to. It could be anything; an upcoming event, a task to be completed, or even a goal to reach. If I don’t have one, it doesn’t take long, and I’ll set one for myself.
When I got married, I remember feeling that now I never need something to look forward to again, because I’m set for life looking forward to being with my husband every single day for as long as we both shall live.
I found after a while, however, that I still DID need something tangible to look forward to, and so my constant search for the next thing continued.
This week, I reached a point, where I felt as though I have nothing to look forward to. I guess it’s because hubby and I don’t know what the future holds at this stage, where we will be, or what we will be doing a couple of months from now… and I felt rather down, not having anything specific to set my sights on.
As I was in this somewhat depressed state (I must confess) I suddenly found myself thinking, “No! As long as I am on this earth, I ALWAYS have something to look forward to – the Coming of my Lord!!!”
I know it sounds kind of super-spiritual, but with that awesome Day ever ahead of me, it just doesn’t matter if there isn’t a party, meeting, date, birthday, event, dinner, festival or wedding on my calender… it honestly doesn’t.
I am not living for those things… I am living to see my King face to face, to please, enjoy, serve, and bring glory to His Name on this earth, and hopefully in my lifetime, to be caught up in the clouds in His loving arms to the joy of all who are His, and the horror of all who aren’t.
Yes, that is something AWESOME, and WORTHY of looking forward to, and I pray that it would be ever before me as I live my life…
Click on There is a Day… to hear a beautiful song that has been a great encouragement to me!
After that, we who are still alive and are left
will be caught up together with them in the clouds
to meet the Lord in the air.
And so we will be with the Lord forever.
1 Thessalonians 4:17