Born To Die

That’s a fact.

The death of ‘Glee’ star, Cory Monteith as well as the verdict on the George Zimmerman case really got me thinking about death. Each moment that we live draws us closer to our day of departure from this earth. How sad it is that parents have 9 months to prepare for a new life which can be taken away in an instant.

Obviously life is not about living each day wondering when death is going to come. You have to make the most of it while you can. In understanding this, surely one cannot make light of their existence here on earth?

We really only do live once. Unfortunately though, the YOLO movement took things a bit too far. We even saw some corporate companies jumping onto the ‘YOLO’ bandwagon.

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The fact that we only live once shouldn’t make you throw all caution to the wind, risk your life and have no dreams about tomorrow.  On the contrary, YOLO is not simply about living in the moment. It is about realising that you only have one life to live and you need to care for yourself and make the most of it. Be it in the relationships you have; your faith and spiritual well-being; your health; your body; your education; your career; your dreams and your aspirations. Yes, you should also challenge yourself and do something that frightens you, but not to the point of death.

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your body.”

1 Corinthians 6:19 -20

Live a life of purpose. God makes no mistakes and He put you here for a reason. How will you honour God? How will you make your stay count?

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