It might be that what we are waiting for is so far away that instead of motivating us, it instead keeps us right where we are, almost thinking that we will never get there, so what’s the point? It’s why we have to set bold but reasonable enough goals that we can at least imagine or dream enough that it is worth putting in an effort. It’s like the fact that the edge of observable universe is so far away (270,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles away) that no one is putting any effort into how we might one day send a person to that edge. It’s great to have big goals, let’s just be sure that there is a line of sight to achievement.
We can’t see Heaven, but we know it is there. I know it enough to want to be ready to get there. It’s motivating to me and it should be to all of us. An achievable eternity. How great is that?
Reference: Matthew 3:2 (New Living Translation)