I want it and I want it my way
There is a lot of wishful thinking going on with people who want what they want, and they want it their way. The sentiment is usually a chord that runs throughout their life. And they take that thought with them into the afterlife.
The problem with you yourself declaring what you want in the afterlife – is that you had nothing whatsoever to do with the creation of the afterlife. God did. You did not. And He told us all about it.
“I´ll take my chances”
You cannot declare ¨I´ll take my chances and choose God after I die.¨ The Bible says that this life is all the chance you´ll ever get! If you die without Christ as your Savior, then you will forever be without a Savior.
Jesus said that ¨unless one is born again [from above] he cannot see the kingdom of God..¨ –John 3:3.
The Bible says ¨it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment.¨ – Hebrews 9:27
Daniel Hernandez of the LA Times shared (2022) about the lifetime of wishful thinking by Diana Kennedy (Diana Kennedy’s heated opinions). After her death at 99, his conclusion about her was:
“I’d like to think
her entrance to the afterlife
just as she damn well pleased
The problem with that is that it doesn’t work that way. No matter how willful, no matter how adamant we my be… God is in charge and He determines how one gets entrance into the eternal.
Wishin’ and a’ hopin’
We can easily read in the Bible that wishin’ and a’ hopin’ does not make it so. God makes reality, not we puny humans.