Believers in Christ are told about their future.
In this world, we will be sanctified, becoming more and more like Christ. (1 Peter 1:2)
We are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3)
We’ll be glorified in heaven, presented by Christ to the Father holy and blameless and beyond reproach. (Colossians 1:22)
Day by day, we must remember our future.
Jerusalem did not remember her future, and was destroyed and exiled to Babylon for her iniquities. (Lamentations 1:9)
Christ spoke to us so we would not stumble. (John 16:1)
Our future in this world
In this world we are promised:
Trouble. (John 16:33)
Persecution. (Matthew 5:11)
We are promised even more:
To be made more and more into the image of Christ. (Romans 8:29)
To have the Lord with us always. (Matthew 28:20)
Never to be separated from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
Since we know our future, we can get ready. Trouble shouldn’t surprise us. Persecution shouldn’t be a shock. Sin must be shunned.
Remember the future and get ready now.
And, also, remember bliss to come.