Following Christ is a call not to abstain from gratification but (sometimes) to delay gratification. More to the point, it’s a call to pursue the gratification that will last. It’s finding our joy in Christ, rather than seeking joy in the things of this world. Heaven, the place of eternal gratification and fulfillment, should be our polestar, reminding us where we are and which direction we need to go.
~ Randy Alcorn ~
[50 Days of Heaven]