I’ve always loved the story of Pascal’s wager.
Cliff notes version: Blaise Pascal, a 17th century French mathematician, philosopher, and physicist, proposed that, since God (and the existence of God) was unknowable, the wisest course of action is to live your life as if God exists because there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain. If we live as if God exists and He does indeed exist, we’ve gained Heaven. If we live as if God exists and He doesn’t exist, we’ve lost nothing. As a matter of fact, I would go so far as to say we’ve still gained something because we’ve chosen to live a loving way of life.
Well, I already believe in God and try my best to live my life according to His word. But there are a whole bunch of other principles I would like to live by and for some reason don’t.
But what would happen if I did?
What if I were in bed by 11 and up by 6?
What if I made sure to have quiet time with God each day?
What if I took my vitamins and stayed away from fast food?
What if I followed my own schedule and went outside every day?
What if They were all right and this is the best way to do it?
I have nothing to lose.
So I am going to do all the things I’m “supposed” to do in January and see what happens.
And now it’s 11:07 and I have to go to bed.