Every generation has its “Frank Sinatra’s.”
Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with singing talent and everything to do with the mindset which says, “It’s my life, I’ll live it my way!”
This mindset is right and wrong all at the same time.
The mindset is right in that your life is your life, your body is your body, your choice is your choice, and it’s all only going to happen once.
The mindset is wrong in that your soul is not your soul – it belongs to the one who gave it to us, and the choices we make are our responsibility:
- “Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.” (Ecclesiastes 12:7 NKJV)
- “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” (2 Corinthians 5:10 NKJV)
- “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,” (Hebrews 9:27 NKJV)
You see, our life is our life, our body is our body, our choice is our choice, but because we don’t own ourselves will we have to answer for the way we used these one-time privileges.
At the end of the day, it is our life and we can do what we want – but don’t forget that eternal life belongs to God and he always gets the final word.
“Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these God will bring you into judgment.” (Ecclesiastes 11:9 NKJV)