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In the military, we sometimes had to go to temporary assignments called TDY (temporary duty). When you were moved to a more permanent station, and that became your home base, it was called a PCS move (permanent change of station). Because of my many years of military duty, God often talks to me in that military language. The other day I was expressing my longing to be in His presence in His kingdom. He said I already had it here but that it was only TDY. He said when each of us PCS to Him, we shall have His heavenly ecstasy forever. But He reminded me, that while on TDY here, not to long too much for PCS because I will miss out on the present-day "ecstasy in Him". Paul expressed that so clearly in Philippians 1:21 when he said, "For to me, to live (TDY) is Christ and to die (PCS) is gain". He went on to lament in verses 22 to 26 that even though his deepest desire was to permanently be with Christ, the work with God's people was just as important so they, too, could enter into the presence of Christ. So don't spend too much time on your “dream sheet” (the list of places you'd like to be assigned). Stay centered on Jesus right where you are. Let communion with Him now be your foretaste of the glory yet to come. (1 Corinthians 13:12). Endure the fire…it’s producing pure gold!