YOLO <— We've all heard this infamous saying based off of Drake's 2011 hit single (You Only Live Once)..it should pretty much be living on a single thread by now as much as it is used. As much as the saying is true, yes, we do only live once, but what are you doing with your life to serve God? When the last day comes and He asks you what have you done to glorify
That saying has soooo many people caught up. Especially our youth. Many of us feel like we are invincible; feel like we are SUPPOSED to live a reckless life, try everything once, have fun..YOLO! Many people hold the idea that "God is going to forgive me of my sins anyway..we are all going to die anyway so I might as well LIVE." But since when is smoking,drinking,sexual intercourse pre-marriage and all the things of the likes considered standard living? Don't let society have y'all out here like that.
Just because we are young does not mean we are immune from the wrath of God. We are held accountable for everything that we do and have been blessed with a conscious and knowledge to know right from wrong. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect-Romans 12:2.
I am very well aware of how hard it is to even try to live right. We are faced with attractive temptations each and everyday. I've been drunk, I've been high, I've been involved in sexual relations and each time I was engaging in any of these things, I more than likely wanted to do it whole-heartedly. But there comes a time when the conviction overrides your decision to continue doing wrong. You begin to feel bad and you get a feeling in the pit of your stomach that maybe you shouldn't be doing such things. All your friends are doing it, and you were already doing it and may have even asked for forgiveness from the last time. It's only too many times that God will continue to grant you forgiveness because you're days are not guaranteed.
If being saved and living right was easy, everyone would be doing it and I wouldn't even be writing this blog post. It is not intended to be easy. The enemy is a conniving and deceitful man. His purpose is to make you fall and stray as far away from God as possible. Thank God for his grace though. But the time is drawing near. In the last days, people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness but denying its power- 2Timothy 3:2,3,4,5
All things that can be seen in this world today. As long as God is granting you with another day, that is another opportunity to let go of the steering wheel and let him take control. Blessings are endless when God is in control.