Now thinking about it; I have had difficulty to develop any desire for anything. I presume this world beat it out of me as well as the narrow view the Org presents.Hi PJ54, I don’t want to say anything that would be negative to you or hurtful. But what I do want to say is that for me, I realize that with the current human “frame of reference” I think it is hard to understand just what living forever really means. But re-wiring my brain has included that I consciously focus on the things that I now enjoy or would like to enjoy but have little time. Such as playing a guitar, caring for animals, working in a garden. Some things I can never seem to get enough of, like exploring the ocean. Now to some people the beach may seem tedious. You get sand all over and the clean-up takes effort and time. But to me, the ocean is an incredible awe-inspiring universe. I never get tired of it. So, I look forward to living forever because I can then pick something I want to explore and spend years and years really getting to know all of the wonders and intricacies of that particular thing or subject. And, then once I have mastered that particular field, I can then focus on another incredible pastime or passion. Plus, I enjoy getting to know people and think of how we will have time to learn about the people too. The bible describes it as an interchange of encouragement. I love hearing other people’s expression of faith. I will never get bored or tired of that.
Last but not least is that we will have the opportunity to get to know our Creator, Jehovah. We will never know everything about him but we will have the opportunity to know so much more. Once I meditate on these types of things, my love of living forever increases and I want to be there. I will never tire of the beauty, the humor, the invigorating life on this planet. So, this is an appreciation that I never had before knowing the truth of the bible. Now that I imagine it and meditate on it, I desire it and hope for it. Not sure if this helps you but I thought I’d express my thoughts to you with the hope that I can impart something positive. Much love to you.
Yeah your right. I've been overthinking way ahead of time rather than taking it one day at a time. Plus, it's hard to imagine good things with how the world has been running. I have to remind myself these things! LolIt is a problem for many in that they look too far ahead. Living forever - we cannot even accurately imagine our old age, or looking back, see ourselves as in our youth. Like PjJ54 we all look for solutions to our seemingly unstable mental approach to life, but it will not be found. If there ever was a time that humans were living a lie, it is now. The norm of what we see about us, is dreadfully skewed in favour of Satan and we take for normal, the things that Adam would be horrified about. When Jehovah says that He ‘has in store for those that love him, undreamt of things’, I for one am happy to wait for that. How can we possibly be unhappy when our creator will restore perfection to us?