In the search for happiness, many people choose to follow their feelings. They have been sold the lie that if it feels good it must be good. They have accepted the notion that truth is relative and if they’re living out “their truth” then the cosmic stars will align and they will live happily ever after. They have decided that the Creator of their souls is either on standby to meet their needs or entirely irrelevant. Either way, He has no bearing on how they live their life. And somewhere along the way, the fact of an eternity spent in either heaven or hell has been painted over by the “live your best life now” philosophy. But life on earth is only a speck of time in relation to eternity and waiting to decide that it matters until you are standing before your Creator will be too late.
Choosing to deny God does not make the fact that He exists any less true. The miraculous intricacies of creation proclaim that there is a Creator and He has made His invisible qualities known to everyone since He created the world. (Romans 1:20) Since the moment he breathed life into the first man He has desired to be in a relationship with us. Every law He has made has been for our good and His eternal plan has always been to redeem us through Jesus Christ. But He has also given us free will. He has given us the option to choose to follow Him or to go our own way. When we continue to stubbornly insist on doing things our way, He will let us. And the consequences of our choice, both now and throughout eternity, will be our reward.
But my people would not listen to me; Israel would not submit to me. So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. – Psalm 81:11
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened…Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts… – Romans 1:21 & 24
If we insist on doing life without God, he will allow us to have exactly what we think we want. But it will cost us our soul.