If we could only recognize how many times a day the Holy Spirit inspires our thoughts, our lives would be so very different.
As you go about your day meeting people, driving to appointments, shopping for your family, fulfilling your responsibilities, God is with you every step of the way inspiring your thoughts. Sometimes, He’s inspiring you to say something to someone. Sometimes, He’s inspiring you to not give up hope and be encouraged. The reasons for His inspirations are endless but the one prominent inspiration He gives you is the reminder that you are not far from His Kingdom.
So many people have no faith. They live for themselves and for today without much thought for the state of their souls or what they will face when it is their time to enter into eternity. But you have faith. Despite your sufferings, you believe. You give your suffering meaning by offering it up and taking note of your blessings. Your faith and your perseverance in the midst of your trials are proof that you are not far from your ultimate goal, Heaven.
Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also (John 14: 1-3).