FML…A New Outlook


It’s found in hashtags around the world, in people’s facebook posts and other social networks too…it represents media fatigue, fastfood, quick paced society life. The statement represents people that are tired of their lives and perhaps there’s an element of depression involved in such a statement. We once dreamed of a world where we had modern technology that could give us information at our fingertips, and what we found out was that this information has consumed our lives. There was once a time where we thought such technology and conveniences would make our lives easier and it would serve us well, but what we have found out, as a society, is that we have become slaves to our technology and advancements. Our lives aren’t easier, they’re more complicated and instead of worrying about only our problems we now know what everyone in our “friends” list is doing and some of the struggles they are going through. This is a good and a bad thing. Good in the sense that we are closer to each other even if hundreds of miles separate us. Bad in the sense that we are overwhelmed, inundated, consumed and slaves to our ever growing perspective in this life.

FML is a way of life for some, and it represents the unsatisfied, the disillusioned, the depressed, the lonely, and dare I say it represents all of us in one aspect or another from time to time. Don’t get me wrong, i’m not saying we remain there, but we consider it sometimes, we ponder it, we put our proverbial toe in its water out of frustration sometimes.

You see FML is not just a hashtag or a statement posted by a few, I believe it represents our live style, our choices, the world we live in. John 1:5 says “The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.” We live in a fairly dark world if we were to consider the present state of things. Not to be a Debbie-downer but the truth is our world that we live in is in need of some light, some real hope. The problem is since humanity has this fallen condition and lives in darkness, they grasp for anything to fill that need. In this fast-paced society it could be relationships, social media outlets, recreational drugs, did I mention relationships already? Despite all the instant gratification of these things, when it is all said and done, when we’re all alone, those things will not fill that void that is still evident…and so FML is expressed…

Let me give us all a new outlook on this trend: Instead of F**k My Life, maybe we can replace it with a prayer that says “Free My Life”! Jesus once said, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36) All the things above I just mentioned will not set you free, in fact they might just do the opposite because we invest so much of our time into these things that we become a slave to them and instead of us controlling it, it controls us. Instead of finding release and salvation in our stuff or others we find entrapment, depression, denial, a sense of abandonment or rejection…and in the long run we will slip further into our darkness if this is all that we invest ourselves into.

But here comes this Jesus guy who says “If the Son (meaning Him) sets them free, they will be free indeed”…what does He mean by that? What He means is this life and all its shiny toys and stuff won’t free us….we need a supernatural, out of this world saving…we need a Savior to do that. Jesus came to Free My Life (FML). He came to free your life, and if we first begin our new outlook with this in mind and that we do in fact need saving, we truly WILL be free indeed. So how bout it…why settle for a F**k My Life mentality when God has a Free My Life option?

Just a thought…and if you want to know more about this person Jesus…drop me a line, talk to a Pastor in your area, and begin by reading the Bible in the book of John. Hope to hear from you soon!

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