It is most imperative for a traveler to learn as much about heir destination as possible and carefully devise the most efficient and direct route to arrive there.
To a season traveler this would seem elementary yet why is it that do few earthly sojourners investigate the destination awaiting the at the end of their earthly lives. Most are terrified of such a thought and attempt to preoccupy themselves in anyway possible to allude reality. Yet for the Christian this ought not to be so.
Every child of God ought to invest as much time as possible learning of their eternal home and charting the most efficient course to reach this glorious place. Heaven should continually be on your mind not just every day bit evey moment of your life. Though there is great concern becoming heavenly minded makes one no earthly good this could not be further from the truth. Contemplate heaven often and you will be far more effective in your earthly life and ministry. To be most effective in this earth every thought, action and deed will be fueled by heaven.
If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. – C.S. Lewis