So here’s the situation:
God has given you a choice. You can either take a one way ticket to heaven right here, right now or choose to live on Earth awhile a longer. The choice is completely yours.
So one way to make a decision is to look at the benefits and the disadvantages of both options. Let’s start with staying awhile longer on Earth.
If we live longer on Earth, we can do all that we want to do. We don’t have to leave the life we’ve been living. The hardest thing for a lot of us is leaving behind all our loved ones. We don’t want them to have to deal with the pain of losing us. We feel like we’d miss them.
Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me ~ Matthew 10:37
Now imagine going to heaven and walking the streets of God’s kingdom. It’s a place of peace. It’s a place full of love. Imagine kneeling in front of Jesus and seeing the one whom we have served. Imagine walking the streets with Him, learning from Him and being with fellow believers.
Doesn’t that sound like the better option? We can’t deny God. What kind of relationship would we have with Him if we told Him that we didn’t want to be with Him NOW? That we would rather be consumed with earthly things rather than heavenly things? That we can’t let go of the life we’ve been living? That makes it seem like God isn’t very important in our lives. But He should be! He should be our #1.
So are you prepared to drop everything and go to heaven? Can you leave behind your family, friends and the life you’ve been living to be with God? Only you can decide!
and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me ~ Matthew 10:38