It seems aliens are all the rage nowadays. Have been for quite some time, probably since Steven Spielberg brought us Close Encounters of the Third Kind back in 1977. Since then there’s been a slew of movies produced about aliens, books written, sightings reported, and enough close encounters to fill a flying saucer. Most of the time aliens are portrayed as mischevious at best, downright diabolical and bloodthirsty at worst.
But being an alien isn’t all that bad. In fact, it’s really quite a blessing and comes with many perks. I should know, too, because I am one.
It’s true, I am not of this world. Planet earth is not my home, it’s not where I ultimately belong; I’m only visiting.
But while I’m here I’ll do my best to endure and be a respectable and effective ambassador. It’s not easy, as you know, so I need to constantly remind myself of these four benefits of being an alien:
- Any suffering experienced is temporary. No matter how bad it gets I know it will not last forever.
- There is a much better and brighter future awaiting me. There are many wonderful things about this life, many pleasures and blessings, but there are heartaches too and things I just never want to deal with. But regardless of what happens here, I have the promise of something much, much better when I get home.
- As an ambassador, I have a higher purpose for being here. The calling is great and far outweighs anything this world has to offer. Nothing compares.
- I am not alone. One, there are other ambassadors all around me. Two, I have a direct line to the homeland through which I receive strength, encouragement, comfort, and consistent reminders of the first three benefits. I can phone home anytime I want.
Now, some clarification. No, my skin isn’t green and I don’t have insectoid appendages. I can’t shape-shift or read minds. I have no idea how to fly a saucer and I’ve never fired a ray gun. And my name is Mike, not Mork.
My homeland, my ultimate destination, and the locale of my citizenship is not Ork . . . it’s Heaven.
Question: What are some benefits of being an alien that you remind yourself of?
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