This is from the Our Daily Bread devotion today: Hebrews 11:1-10
Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, stated "Knowing that heaven is our real home makes it easier to pass through the tough times here on earth. I have taken comfort often in the knowledge that the perils of a journey on earth will be nothing compared to the glories of heaven."
The devotion goes on to say: "Abraham, the friend of God, illustrates this same other-worldly orientation: "By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country...for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God" (Heb.11:9-10). His sojourn was that of a traveling foreigner, who by faith sought an eternal city constructed by God.
Whether death is near or far away, let's exhibit a faith that focuses on our eternal home.
This put a lot in prospective for me. This life on earth is not the end-all, it is simply a passing-through. I need to stop living as if the gains/successes on earth are the prize.