You are not alone. Everyone wants to go to heaven. People may not tell you that. They may not even be honest with themselves about it, but no one wants the only other option—Hell.
We get busy with life and it becomes easy to avoid having to think about our future. So there are very few conversations going on about heaven, either with our selves, with our friends and even sometimes in our churches, but it is something most people think about.
People avoid talking about heaven because that usually means talking about hell. That raises the question of how do I get to heaven? That raises our responsibility of making some life changing decisions that affect our future. Something people would rather put off for another day.
We avoid the urgency of thinking or talking about heaven because most of us live quite long lives. So we assume we are safe and will consider heaven when we are much older, like on our deathbed.
I have prayed for people in their last moments and people are suddenly very open to talking about heaven. They are looking death in the face so of course they want assurance about heaven. Our assurance is Jesus.
I sat with one man in his last minutes and he did not accept Jesus. His passing wasn’t peaceful. 20 years later my heart still skips a beat as I remember how I held his hand as he passed away. 20 years later that room with all its sights, sounds and smells is as vivid as if it happened this morning. I can still hear his last words and feel him clench my hand.
I will not wait to tell people about Jesus, or heaven. We never know the day or the hour. We should urgency tell every person we meet—because every person has already been wondering about heaven and every person needs to know they can have assurance.
That assurance is found in Jesus, and only Jesus.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son Jesus, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life,” John 3:16
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me, ” John 14:6.
Simply accept Jesus and what He has done.
For some tips on what to say: The Gospel Cheat Sheet