Will I be happy in heaven?

Will I be happy in heaven?

Some people would never be happy in heaven.  I’m not saying they will go there and be miserable—I’m saying that they may not go to heaven because if they did they wouldn’t like it.  They don’t fit in heaven and heaven doesn’t fit them.

What makes heaven heaven?  God’s presence.  So if a person doesn’t like hanging out with God now, will entry to heaven automatically change his heart to enjoy eternity with God? Heaven is all about making God happy, about serving God, not me being served by God.  Because our culture is driven by a “get stuff” mentality, we often carry that over into ideas about heaven—that heaven is where I get all the stuff I deserve.  Heaven is where God gets what he deserves: all of our praise and affection.

If I hang on to my hate in this life, will heaven rip it from my heart and fill the void with love? If I’m greedy, will I find satisfaction in the spiritual wealth of heaven?  If all the things I love don’t exist in heaven, will heaven force me to change my loves?. 

Heaven transforms us, no doubt, especially our physical nature.  But if our spiritual nature is not on the path of transformation by Jesus in this life, it’s not all going to happen at the pearly gates. And if I refuse to believe in the authority of Jesus as God’s Son, then I won’t like submitting to him in heaven.

 Heaven is where God’s dreams come true.  My dreams come true only where they align with his.

What do you think?

About Mark Reed

Mark Reed is a speaker, teacher and author of several books like Rehearsing for Heaven and Redeeming the Thummim.
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