I take a long-term view of the life of faith as well. God wants me to love and value today - but to hope passionately for the future. He wants me to keep my feet on the group and my eyes fixed on heaven. It's like my home improvement - everything I do in faith today has value one day in heaven.
Through him you have come to trust God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that you faith and hope are set on God. 1 Peter 1:21.