I recently read the following by Vance Havner, and the words have stuck with me:
If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world.
We make such a big deal out of things that go on in our lives at times you’d think this was it, this was the only life we have. We’ll it’s not, because as these words indicate we are really just passing through this place we can home, because our eternal home is with God in heaven.
Therefore my friends, let’s not get so caught up in the things of earth that we stop focusing on our eternal prize awaiting us in heaven.
Keep looking upwards to heaven!