I just watched a Christian YouTube video called, "There Are Strange Things Happening in This World." One part of the narrative really hit home with me... and I figured it's something you need to hear too. Here is the quote.
There is a lie that the devil tells us, which I believe to be the biggest and most dangerous lie that many people fall for. And the lie he tells you is, 'You've got time.' You. Have Got. Time.
Let that sink in: At any given moment, we are one second away from Heaven or Hell.
I know that, especially if you're under 30, you may feel invincible, like nothing could ever happen to you. After all, you're much too young to die. (Here's a secret: You will still feel too young to die once you're 40, 50, or 60.)
Not to be morbid, but an undiagnosed brain aneurysm or blood clot in your arteries could knock you dead within a second. You could get hit by a bus, fall off a footstool and break your neck, trip over the cat, or choke on a piece of chicken salad.
We don't like to think about it, but death is part of our story—and it can come early and at unexpected times. If you were to die in the next five minutes, do you feel confident that you'd "gotten right with God"? Where do you think you'd end up—paradise or the fiery pit?
Most of the time, we'll push any thought of dying out of our mind. We're so terrified of our own mortality—particularly if we haven't gotten right with God yet—that we'll do anything to distract ourselves and to stave off the inevitable.
In a recent dinner conversation with friends, we came up with the thought that the modern trends of life extension biotech and transhumanism are outcrops of atheists' desperate urge to live as long as possible, whatever it takes. They'd even be willing to "upload" their brains into mobile computers or have their heads cryogenically frozen to be "revived" 50 years later. (As if their minds/souls were trapped in that chunk of meat and still be there in 50 years.)
Devout Christians, on the other hand, usually don't fear death; as they get older, they even welcome it, looking forward to be united with Jesus. What a difference in long-term outlooks that is.
Here's my assessment: You don't have time. In fact, you don't have a minute to lose. And even if you don't die right now, every moment you spend in vain self-absorption apart from God is a wasted minute that you will have to account for eventually. So do yourself a favor and get started now.