I hear people say things like I must live my life to the fullest, Y.O.LO. You only live once etc. but it’s as though they are just saying it. They do not really mean it. Cos when I think about all the things that a person has to do, to really live their lives to do fullest, majority of these people aren’t doing even 10%.
But what exactly is the life that we want to live to the fullest. The kind of life that you want to live to the fullest will be the deciding factor as to whether you’re truly living or not.
The Bible says in 1 John 5: 12 (NIV), ‘Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life’. It’s pretty straightforward and there’s no two ways about it. If you are living your life outside of God based on your own fleshly desire, taking each day as it comes, you’re living alright, but you’re not truly living. And this is how the devil deceives a lot of us. Making us believe that unless we do what everyone else is doing, we can’t have fun or we won’t be happy. He’ll now bring one boy or girl to tell you that you are boring just because you and they have different ideas of fun.
There are standards in this world. You shouldn’t compromise your standard because you’re trying to please somebody that the devil is using. Herein lies the problem, changing for people we are meant to change.
So, the next time you want to go out with that friend and live it up, make sure you do it in view of where you want to end up. The sacrifice has already been made. It’s entirely up to us to decide whether or not we want to take advantage of it.