The following is something I have a hard time describing, but I find it important enough that I'm going to give it a try.
I think we're made to look for the time when things are stable and settled, but we set our sights too short. Heaven is where our gaze (even now) is to be directed.
I compare it to the "vanishing point" I did projects on in Art school. In a study of perspective, the vanishing point is that place on the horizon where what one sees, in effect, vanishes. It's a central point, sometimes illustrated by a single little dot. It is that spot to which all things are directed. Everything in the picture is geared toward that point. Streets, roofs, windows, roads can then be lined up as the eye sees them: wider when they're closer to the viewer, and narrower toward the horizon. the picture is only correct, nicely proportioned, and logical if the artist takes into account the vanishing point. In a basic perspective lesson, the student is taught to project the vanishing point and then to practice by using rulers until all things in the picture line up correctly with that one central spot.
We look to things of earth, goals in this life, as our vanishing points. But the only true and unchanging vanishing point is in eternity. We are to fix our eyes on Jesus, and all things then take their proper perspective. All too often we "draw in" parts of our lives with the wrong central spot ("I must make my life today line up with my goal of making money.... becoming successful... being well liked... appearing intelligent...."), and while this may seem to work for a time, it actually throws our lives off balance.
It is only when we fix our eyes on Jesus that everything else falls into proper perspective.
He is the one and only Central Spot.
"Here we have no lasting city; we are seeking one which is to come." (Hebrews 13:14)