Don’t get too comfortable this is not home

I don’t want to get too comfortable because this is not home.

Yes I am here but this is not my final destination.

I am on my way somewhere to spend an eternity with my creator

He has a purpose for me to accomplish as I am passing through

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Lord help me to be faithful to do what you called me to

Cause getting too comfortable can distract me from what you put me here to do

The temptation is there to invest my treasures right here

And be driven by all that I can attain

But what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and loose His soul?

I want my daily actions to prove that I know the obvious answer.

I can live in such a way where my main focus is to satisfy this flesh

But what good is it because the end results is always a big mess

This world tries to steal my affection and sometimes my focus is not what it should be

I can’t look to the right or the left

Lord help me to have a steady gaze on you

Denying myself, picking up my cross and following you

Following you straight into eternity

NO, I can’t afford to get too comfortable because this is not home.

 

Reflection questions

  1. Do you think your focus is more on being comfortable in this life?
  2. Is heaven on your mind; or is it easy for you to get caught up in living only for now and not thinking about where you will spend eternity?
  3. How do you think your daily choices and focus would change if you lived in the reality that this is not your home, that this is not the end?
Anika Jones

About the Author

Anika Jones

Hello there! I am Anika and I am definitely one of those. Passion oozes from every fiber of my being. I love to love. Sounds cheesy, I know, but I already told you that I am one of those kinds of people. Read on to find out some more interesting facts about me… 1. I love me some Jesus. I love to testify and if you hang around me long enough you may hear me bragging on the awesomeness of God, like how • He gave me a house I couldn't afford • Healed two of my children • Gave me a yes when I wanted to say no 2. I married a younger man…OK, not really. I was 23 while he was 22. My birthday is in April and his in August, but it’s our running joke. Nevertheless, after 13 years of marriage, I happen to love him deeply, and it still makes for a great story. 3. I have experienced the pain of two miscarriages and the joy of delivering 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls). I have both a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Early Childhood Education, which I put to good use staying home with the kiddos. 4. I attend an awesome church where my husband is the Assistant Pastor. I am also a part of a not for profit organization that encourages women to walk in their God given purpose. 5. I am addicted to prayer. 6. I am considered nice by most, definitely extreme by design. I am politically incorrect. 7. I take the scenic route when telling a story, but I promise if you hang on long enough, I eventually get to the punch line. 8. I have great ideas but I sometimes procrastinate. Jesus and I are working on that one. 9. I am guilty of overthinking things (refer to number 8). 10. I am originally from Jamaica. Surprise…sunshine and coconuts are two of my favorite things. 11. I subscribe to the Paleo Diet and actually did a round of Whole 30. 12. I love to experiment in the kitchen. 13. I make an absolute mess when I cook. I try to clean as I go but get distracted with cooking. Go figure. (My family doesn't always enjoy my cooking but I make them eat it anyway.) 14. I love people and enjoy talking to them—even the weird ones. I tried being otherwise but found it doesn't suit me well, so I'm learning to be okay with being me. 15. I have traction alopecia and wear wigs and am crazy enough to believe God for restoring my hair follicles even though the doctors have said otherwise. 16. A movie is considered good only if it makes me cry...more than once. Sound of Music happens to be my all time favorite. 17. I really wish I sang well. I really don't. 18. Telling people about Jesus is my favorite past time. And if I'm not talking about Him, I'm talking about my family or some random health fact I learned on Google. 19. I love redemption stories and happy endings, that’s why I said yes to Jesus. Feel like you know me a little more? Well good! Please continue to stop by my little corner of cyber world. And do leave a comment. Remember I love to talk to people!

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Sandy Glasgow

Excellent!

    Anika Jones

    thank you 🙂

Glenda

For me,keeping my mind on where I’d like to live eternally keeps me on track. When I don’t think about hell it’s easier to fall into a worldly life. The word HELL is scary. I prefer striving for HEAVEN. I know there’s work involved to get there. I feel the reward of living in HEAVEN is worth working for.

    Anika Jones

    Amen! SOme people dont want to talk about hell but it is very real! thanks for your comment.

calandra thompson

I love reading this. definitely time do self evaluation. We definitely must die to self daily so that we can keep our eyes focused on Jesus and know that this isn’t our final destination.

    Anika Jones

    Yes we must have a steady gaze on Jesus!

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