It’s easy to get engrossed in life & ministry in the here and now, and always long for it to be more comfortable. But ministry isn’t comfortable, it involves hardship & suffering, and so we’ll only give ourselves to it fully if we know that we have the perfect new creation to look forward to!
Keep reading your Bible, esp the NT! You can’t go far without the biblical authors constantly pushing us to take a forward view, to wait eagerly & long for Jesus’ appearing! As I immerse myself in the Scriptures, particularly Paul’s letters, in ministry I’m so very blessed to keep having my own gaze shifted far into the future, rather than the immediate future.