The following was said about Abraham and His journey and experiences in-time.
9 Prompted by faith he dwelt as a temporary resident in the land which was designated in the promise (of God, though he was like a stranger) in a strange country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs with him of the same promise.
10 For he was (waiting expectantly and confidently) looking forward to the city which has fixed and firm foundations, whose Architect and Builder is God.Hebrews 11:9-11 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
Abraham considered himself to be a temporary citizen on the earth.
His origin and his destination were fixed.
As we can see, even knowing this, Abraham’s journey in-time was full of challenges that were created when his focus shifted to the situations, the circumstances and the relationships that he experienced in the present, material world of time instead of focusing on his origin and his destination. Abraham continually had to make good choices for his conduct and for his behavior. When he allowed fear to manipulate his mind and his spirit, the consequences were not pleasant.
These challenges for humanity will never end while we are in-time. Our knowing who we are and where we came from will provide direction and guidance for our choices in every area of our lives. Our awareness of this knowledge and this understanding will greatly enhance our experience in the living of our lives and the outcomes of the in-time portion of our eternity. This will greatly impact what our experiences are and will allow us to choose good outcomes for the successful and meaningful results that we innately long for and that we desire to accomplish.
A favorite scripture that adds credence and clarity here is:
10 For we are God’s own handiwork, his workmanship (God created and designed us). We were recreated in Christ Jesus, (born anew) that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us. By taking the paths which, He prepared ahead of time that we should walk in them, living the good life which He prearrange and made ready for us to live.Ephesians 2:10 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) paraphrased
Where did we come from? We came from eternity without time, where we were with and where we were known by our Creator and our Designer God. God knew and approved of us as His chosen instrument for His Kingdom before He formed us in the womb. Before we were born, He set us apart and made us unique, one of a kind. He consecrated us, giving us a divine purpose for our mission on planet earth. We are not just citizens of the earth, but our forever home and our citizenry is in His Kingdom. We are deployed to the earth as ambassadors of His Kingdom. Our mission is to tell everyone, all of Humanity, of His goodness and to make the earth be as His Kingdom is in Heaven.
Our Before-Here, the component of our eternity when we were with our Creator and our Designer before we entered time, is where we came from. This is where the plan for our life was written and placed in His book for all of our eternity before we were born, before we breathed our first breath. Our before-here is where the directions and the guidelines for our successful and meaningful lives are found. To live our lives without an active reference to the transcendent relationship where the instructions and the directions for our lives are found is frustrating and tragic, and we would completely miss the mark. The plan (His plans for us) are good and they are found in our eternity and in our eternalness.