Why Do We Have only 1 Life? – Question asked by an 8 year old child.

Answered by: Gool Bugwadia

Life follows a Natural Divine Order. It is the most precious gift you and I can ever have and it comes solely from God, our Creator. We only have one life because God willed it so.

We humans are all children of the same God- – -no matters by what name you wish to call HIM. And yet, each child born on the face of this earth has his/her own unique identity. There are billions of children all across the globe, but there’s only one YOU! Did you know that although there may be similarities, there’s absolutely no one quite like you. Why? Yet again, because God, our Creator willed it so.

In our Solar System, we have only one Sun, one Moon and one Earth – - -don’t we? Do we question that? No, we accept it. Why? Because God, our Creator willed it so.

It therefore stands to reason that we have only one life. Accept it, my dear child; learn to make good use of it. Seize this opportunity to gain knowledge, find peace and experience joy as you go along life’s journey- – -today and always!


  1. roshan said on October 12th at 5:07 am:

    just accept it. its all decided by GOD

  2. Nancy Browne said on October 12th at 2:18 pm:

    You pose a good question, and it shows that even at your young age, you strive for answers.
    We, as humans don’t always have the correct answers, and we too ask a lot of questions.
    The gift of life is truly the ultimate present that all of us have been given.
    My feeling is, that if you live the best life you can, and help people along the way, one life is really all you need, and your reward at the end, is a life with God forever.
    We are all put on this earth for a reason, perhaps so that we can teach others, and to learn from others. You are where you are suppose to be in accordance with God’s plan.
    God gave you a life, and also a choice, to fulfill it the best way you can. Make good use of this special gift; and don’t forget to say thank you to him.

  3. Carol Gioia said on October 12th at 11:24 pm:

    You are a thoughtful child to have posed this question. I believe we only have one life, because that is all we need here on this earth.

    Some people believe we have many lives, although we live them on at a time.

    Others, like myself, believe that life is a journey, and if we live it to the best of our ablility, displaying kindness and love toward others, one day we will reach the end of our journey and enter into an “after life.”

    Afterlife is often referred to as Heaven. There we will reside with God, our heavenly father and creator, reaping the rewards of having been kind and loving in our one life here on earth.

    May God bless you and keep you in his loving care in the meantime.

  4. Gabby said on October 13th at 8:24 pm:

    Thank You dear friends for your thoughtful comments.

    I am sure they’ll be much appreciated by all children who visit this site – - – searching for some straightforward answers.


  5. B.V.Pandit said on October 14th at 8:06 am:

    Well every day is a mini “life” and we have to enjoy these in the right and best possible way!

  6. raul said on April 8th at 5:02 am:

    just take care of your life because you only live once so enjoy i used to wake up every morning saying to my self why do i live once

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