"Anyone who believes in Moshiach is waiting for Moshiach. The Talmud says our waiting for Moshiach is one of the issues that will determine our portion in the World-to-Come:
When a person is brought to judgment they will say to him, "Did you deal faithfully in business? Did you fix times for learning Torah? Did you try to have children? Did you look forward to the arrival of the redemption? ..." (Shabbos 31a)
...We have heard the stories of the Chofetz Chaim, who left his Shabbos coat out all week long in anticipation of having to change his clothing quickly to greet Moshiach, who surely was just moments away..."
Click here to read full article by Rabbi Winston titled, "In Advance of Moshiach."
A while back, I wrote a post about Senora Ivonne Michan, a"h, who was called the Sarah Imeinu of Mexico City. I quoted an excerpt from a Mishpacha Magazine profile of her.
When she became ill, a rav advised her to sell a valuable item and to use the money to buy challah and wine for Shabbos for a poor family in Israel. She told her daughter, "Go under my bed. There's a small box of my jewelry." Her daughter found a thick gold bracelet but her mother told her she couldn't sell that item. When her daughter asked her why, she answered, "Because that bracelet is already hekdesh. I put it aside for when Mashiach comes and the Beit Hamikdash is rebuilt. Don't you have a jewel put aside as well?"
How many of us are living with such anticipation and are thinking about Moshiach every day? Last night I read an article about a booklet "introducing the latest project of The International Moshiach Campaign: Moshiach Day by Day. This monthly guide will make Moshiach a natural part of your consciousness, while helping your community members join you."
Click here to download PDF file for the month of Kislev. It is full of concise thoughts about the Moshiach and will help raise your consciousness about the topic.