Some preachers will lead you to believe the best moments of your life are right now and that you can achieve all the blessings “owed to you” on this side of heaven.
But the truth is, the best days of our life aren’t now – and nothing here on earth – even our greatest day – will compare to the day when we will finally walk with God in heaven.
So, if you’re going through a tough season – or even if you’re living well – it’s important to pause and remember one crucial thing…
This too shall pass.
Whatever “this” is in your life – it’s not permanent.
If you are battling through a chronic illness, frustrated your body doesn’t move the way it did when you were young – meditate on the fact that one day you will have a perfect body in heaven – with no sickness or pain.
Or perhaps you are estranged from a loved one – and are grieving the death of a relationship that once was.
While we should always strive for reconciliation when possible and be at peace with others as it depends on us – in this fallen world, many relationships remain broken and unrepaired.
The good news is – in heaven – God will have completed the work He began in us – and our selfish desires and sinful flesh will be no more!
But here’s the thing – often when we are down in the valleys of life, it’s easier to pray for the day when our suffering will end.
Just the same, when things are going well for us – maybe we’ve just met the “love of our life,” or got promoted at work, or received a financial blessing – if we aren’t careful, it’s tempting to become caught up with the pleasures of this world – and forsake our first love.
Sometimes it’s in the moments we’re on top of the world that we come to like the blessings we’ve received more than the One who gives them.
But remember – Christians are not promised prosperity or success this side of heaven.
Sure, sometimes God does allow us to prosper – but it’s never meant to be hoarded and used to improve one’s own life to the fullest while neglecting the cries of those in need around us.
God blesses us – so we can then bless others.
Don’t fall prey to the prosperity gospel which is a false mantra convincing people they can “name it and claim it” or achieve whatever they want apart from God.
God’s ways are not our ways – and it is He Who gives and takes away.
Just because you are in a season of drought it doesn’t mean His blessing isn’t on your life.
But… just because you may be soaring high and making a lot of money doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in His favor either.
It’s about having a heart relationship with Him – not circumstances.
The most important thing we must do is praise Him in every season – whether in plenty or in want – and know the greatest gift of all we could receive is a personal relationship with Him.
If you do that well – then you can take the hits of life in stride and know your best life is yet to come – and it will last forever.
Do you think our best life is now?
What are some ways you can take a moment and praise God right now, despite your circumstances?
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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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