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YOLO: The Christian Way

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

Thinking longterm can be hard, if you don’t try. Sometimes we all just want to live in the moment because YOLO, or “you never know when your last day will be, so live everyday like there’s no tomorrow.” I can’t say that these sayings aren’t a little bit enticing, because when I was younger they seemed to affect me more than I would like to admit. But the thing is, even if today was to be my last day on Earth, my faith tells me that it just means “tomorrow” I would be starting a new and better chapter.

As a Christian I can’t live my life as if there is no tomorrow, I can’t live my life without thinking of the consequences of my actions, I certainly cannot indulge in every little thing my flesh finds pleasure in because this wouldn’t please my God; and honestly it wouldn’t benefit me in the least. I mean, sure, for a couple of seconds I would be ‘happy’ and feel free, but I know that soon after I would start to regret my decisions. And don’t get me wrong… I know God forgives when we earnestly repent, but honestly - I would rather live in a way He approves of, than live anyhow and have to ALWAYS ask to be forgiven; trust me though: I am not complaining that He continues to forgive me, He knows I need it.

But as with most things; this is easier said than done. It is not always easy to really comprehend that the pleasures of this world are temporary. In 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, the Bible says, “ That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our inner strength in the Lord is growing every day. These troubles and sufferings of ours are, after all, quite small and won’t last very long. Yet this short time of distress will result in God’s richest blessing upon us forever and ever! So we do not look at what we can see right now, the troubles all around us, but we look forward to the joys in heaven which we have not yet seen. The troubles will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever.” This scripture is telling us that we should never give up, and the reason for that is because soon all the troubles (and pleasures) that we can see, will soon be over, but the joy that comes with the Lord will be around forever.

At the of the day, I guess it really is YOLO -- but instead of living haphazardly and as if our actions do not matter, let's live out our days in accordance with God's will. You really only do live your earlthy life once, so do it right.

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