Living Life To The Fullest
Anonymous’ response to the posting ‘I Am Proud To Have Sex Before Marriage’
You guys are all brainwashed. Just listen to all of you. Raping killing And stealing are all irrelevent to this matter. It never once states in your book that oral marital sex is bad. Just cheating on your husband or wife otherwise known as adultery. I believe if that person is ready they should not be bound by a book. They need to live life to the fullest. Look at your life 20 years down the road and ask yourself, was holding back worth it?? I mean your only on this planet once. Buy a car, plant a tree, go sky diving, mess around with your girlfriend or boyfriend.
A New Me comments..
The â€śLiving Life to the Fullestâ€ť mentalityâ€¦..
Is it really worth it?!
Dear Weused2bu readers:
We wanted to address a common thought process that many people still follow, which has continued to be destructive and result in a lot of heartache. The â€śLive Life to the Fullestâ€ť mentality is one that has through history proven to be an extremely costly way of living. Not only is this mentality very immature in the sense of â€śdoing whatever makes you happy, regardless of who gets hurt,â€ť but it is also not how God wants us to live. We can be like the world and live life at a whim, or we can choose to be bigger than this world. We can choose to be different and make a difference, because 20 years down the road, who wants to be suffering from a decision made recklessly today?
Collectively, the counselors of Weused2bu have all at one time or another â€ślived life to the fullestâ€ť without God, not caring about what we did, who it offended or hurt, or how God wanted us to live. If you take a look at our testimonies you can see that more often than not, this way of life led to situations that destroyed us. Thank God for His redemptive power. Whether it be the one night stand that led to pregnancy, the drive home from the club that resulted in an accident, the bad decision leading to incarceration, or the sexual encounter with that person we didnâ€™t know so well that ended in a positive HIV test, these kinds of decisions are all based on the â€śliving life to the fullestâ€ť mentality. We all know of somebody that really messed up their life and/or future by living recklessly; this is why our loving God has laid out a clear-cut template on how we should be living. This way, we donâ€™t have to make those mistakes.
Donâ€™t get me wrong, following Godâ€™s ways and living according to the Bible doesnâ€™t mean that we canâ€™t live life to the fullest; in fact, itâ€™s the opposite. Jesus said in John 10:10, â€śThe thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the fullest.â€ť Could it be any clearer than this? Where in the unwritten book of â€śfun lifeâ€ť does it say that we have to live with reckless abandon (without regard of consequences)? Canâ€™t we love God, be faithful to our spouses, remain pure in spirit and body and still be â€śliving it up?â€ť The answer emphatically is ABSOLUTELY YES!!
Just 2 years ago, I would have said, â€śMan, Iâ€™m living life to the fullest,â€ť but where did that get meâ€¦on a detox bed, suffering from a near overdose because â€ślife was so good.â€ť The parties were non-stop, the money was long-lasting, and the liquor was steadily flowing, and all the while I had 4 children with 2 different women that barely knew me. That was where it got me, and it is only by Godâ€™s grace that I now have a real life: My children love me, my wife respects me, and I have the comfort and peace in my life that surpasses all understanding (John 14:27). My life has a meaning, and itâ€™s not because of reckless living, but rather where I ended up by living recklessly and realizing that there is a Savior out there that cares more for my life than I did.
Take a look at the testimonies from the counselors and then ask yourself if â€śliving life to the fullestâ€ť without God is truly worth it. Some decisions we make today cannot be swept under the rug or easily forgotten. Some choices we make today will affect the rest of our livesâ€”and thatâ€™s just real talk! I would rather look back at my past, 20 years down the road, and say, â€śI had a good life, loved God and treated others wellâ€ť instead of saying, â€śMan, I wish I would have neverâ€¦..â€ť you fill in the blank. God, in all His love for us, sent His son to die so that we donâ€™t have to look back and regret. Take that gift and receive it, hold it close to your heart, even though itâ€™s easier not to. Sometimes the things in life that truly have meaning require us to work at it. Living life in reckless abandon never got anyone anywhere worthy of praise; it was Jesus laying down his life for us that gave us our praise. One day we will all have to stand before the Lord Almighty and give an account to all that weâ€™ve done (Romans 14:12). If God forbid your time was to arrive sooner rather than later, how would your account sound? Itâ€™s not too late to make a change. Be blessed sistersâ€¦