The Right YOLO
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31
“Have you been living a worthwhile life?”. This question customarily impacts us when being blown with life’s uncertainties. We begin questioning. We quest on our inquiry. We start to ponder on things often neglected. The millennials call it “YOLO” as the shortened term for “you only live once”. That is the vogue where their decisions are basically, most of the times, gratifying only their infantile desires. They do anything which are at hand at any cost for they believe that the opportunities will only come once, thus experiencing things which may be bad or good in nature. The urgency overweighs the disposition of the situation.
It is not grievous to follow through this but we have to know our limits. We have to carefully delineate our freedom from what will harm us or the others. We should not over bound as it was said that God gave us everything including our free will. We have a choice to make. As the Bible verse above implies, everything should be pleasing in God’s eyes. Our bodies are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit thereby making us the caretakers. We have to love our body, our life, ourselves. Our decisions should be coined from doing what is right, considering the worldly rights and the command of who is above.
Some would even say that living a productive life entails the manners of beneficence and non-maleficence to yourself and with your environment. On the other hand, the scripture affirmatively pushes us to the importance of worshipping God as it all came from Him. The challenge of spending your YOLO depends on you as all resources are already given.
Indeed, without a doubt, we only live once, but let us make this a substantial one… Let us not waste it.