My friend was telling me about a conversation she had with a guy on New Year’s Eve who told her that his plans were to go to church and receive his “new year’s blessing,” then afterwards go to the club in order to get “faded.” After thinking about what he said, she told him that the two things he planned to do were contradictory, and he replied to her by saying, “YOLO.”
That was when I asked her, “What in the world does YOLO mean?” And she told me that Drake, a popular rapper, started the phrase which means “You only live once.”
I then started thinking about the phrase, “YOLO.” We only have one life to live, so we might as well do whatever we want with it before we die, right? Wrong. That idea would make sense if the bible didn’t say,
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” – Hebrews 9:27.
This means that everyone in the world is going to die, and after our deaths God will judge us based on the lives that we had lived. There is only one guarantee in life, death. So with this idea in mind, does it really make sense to rebel against God as much as possible on this earth before we meet him? Not really.
So I then decided to create my own phrase, “YOJO.” Which means, “You’re only judged once.” Since we only have one life to live (there is no second chances), we should use it to glorify God instead of ticking him off. Think about this, are a couple nights of unsatisfying sin really worth an eternity in hell? I don’t think so. Living for God is what really matters, and also it leads to eternal life.
So remember, its YOJO not YOLO.