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Life is not a game.
Definitely not a series of game, which move us to every pit stop directing us somewhere, either to level up or to repeat a current challenge over and over until we’ve used all our chances that lead us to experience game over.
Life is a WAR!
A life and death battle against evil; against this world; against ourselves.
All along we oversee ourselves engaging into the game of temptation.
” Don’t dice in temptation, the whole aim of that game is for us to see how far we can go without actually getting into trouble. If we appear to get away with it, we push a little harder, to go a little further. Yet the end can be as tragic! … Walking to please God can be pleasant and more rewarding than our pointless games. ~ J.S. Roberts”
Jesus said “Pray that ye enter not into temptation. ~ Luke 22:40b“
Temptation is everywhere, every minute, every hour it is inviting us to play his game. If we don’t live our life as if we’re in a war, we’ll be easily deceived that life is just a game.
In playing games, we’re motivated to pursue to gain points and gain spare lives, to level up into somewhere we don’t know where we are leading. Games keep us exhausted yet stagnant. It’s alluring us, to go further, until we fall, and realized that the game is already over.
Battling in a war, we claim victory, fighting to gain integrity, standing firm to what we believe in, struggling to overcome the enemies. In full surrender to Christ Who overcomes death, keeping the faith and trust that in the end of the war, the exhaustion will turn into peace knowing we’ve serve our purpose giving honour to God our Father.
A player has luck, a luck that depends on his own scheme. But a warrior has faith, a faith that lies upon the grace of his God.
Let’s live our lives seriously. We are not a player, but a Warrior of Christ.
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:20
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13