The Attitude of Heaven
If Heaven is filled with everything positive and nothing negative, then shouldn't we be preparing ourselves now with the right type of attitude? The Bible clearly tells us that we can expect light, not darkness, joy, love, and constant worship of the Father when we reach Heaven. Revelation 4:10 AMP The twenty-four elders (the members of the heavenly Sanhedrin) fall prostrate before Him Who is sitting on the throne, and they worship Him Who lives forever and ever.
My attitude now should not reflect fear, anger, hatred, or just being down right self-absorbed. I need to use my "talents" to glorify God and not worry about what the world thinks. For when I do this I am using the attitude of Heaven while I'm temporarily here in this world. This is not our home, so why should we act differently than we would if we were in Heaven?
If your God-given talent is as an artist, then why wouldn't you paint that which is glorifying to God? I'll tell you why. Most people want the accolades from man instead of approval from the Father. We strive to become wealthy by giving into our flesh and creating something that would never be hung in Heaven. But! When we use that same talent to edify our spirit we earn jewels for the crown we achieve in Heaven.
So, what do you do if you feel you don't have a specific talent? Ask the Lord for guidance, and in the meantime:
If you are an encourager, then use that gift to help guide and inspire others in their walk with the Lord.
If you're able to teach, then use your time to help someone else learn about God and His truths.
If you're good at serving, then use your time to do good at a worthy organization or church.
The point is, spending time doing something positive and pleasing to God is preparing you for eternity. Not to mention storing up treasures where they mean the most. Matthew 6:20 AMP But gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust nor worm consume and destroy, and where thieves do not break through and steal.
Don't let the devil influence your attitude while you are passing through this world. For if this truly is not our home and we are on temporary assignment, then shouldn't our attitude and efforts reflect who we really serve? Find peace and joy by pursuing God and prepare yourself for the best that is yet to come!