Beat the high score; be a winner!
A game which I always play...
Living in a modern technologicalised world, games have been created to give entertainment to people. From mobile games to computer games, they are seen worldwide to those who own these assets.
Ever asked yourself why do you play games for? Some play just for the sake of entertainment, some because they had nothing better to do, and some, to get the feeling of being challenged to beat the high score. Some may even be addicted to playing games.
For me, I play games like doodle jump on my mobile because I find it addictive, and, most importantly, to beat the high score. Whenever I did not manage to beat the highs= score, I start to feel frustrated and keep trying to play just to beat the high score. I believe some of you reading this may share the same sentiment as me when playing addictive games.
Just as we play games, in our life, God has set for us games that are equally addictive and unshakeable: our life. Life is like a game, where there would be failures and successes. We would want to be successful in life and not keep failing. When we fail, we will be angered as we can’t accept the fact that we have fallen.
Living as a Christian, answering the calls He gives us are inevitable. Having calls like extending salvation knowledge to people, when we win, we win for Christ. When god asks us to live right, we are winning glory for Him. But we do not stay stagnant by just being satisfied at the state at we are living. We go the extra mile to beat our high score.
1) Glorify God with your life.
Living right as a Christian, at the sight of your friends, or even outsiders, you are becoming a testimony for Christ. When you become a testimony that all people see, people will start to draw near to God because of the different way you are living.
‘So that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.’
1 Thessalonians 4:12
2) The lost hearts
Even though Jesus ascended to heaven, He has sent us as a mouth to speak salvation to people. When we go for street evangelism, we do not only target to save 1 soul, but as many as possible. You may think that you will only talk to one stranger, but God wants you to break the high score you set, to get more souls to heaven. He will never forget the works you are doing for Him.
‘Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.’
1 Corinthians 9:19
3) The heavenly prize
Jesus has prepared a place for us in heaven. What other prize can be better than this? If you want to win this prize, you must work hard for it. So, then, work hard for the prize. And God has ample prize for those who deserves it.
‘I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.’
4) Let God’s approval lead you
As Christians, having a circle of friends around us, they may sometimes be influential in leading us to the wrong path. Instead of being the leader of righteousness, they become the leaders of foolishness. Therefore, always ask Him for wisdom, to differentiate right and wrong influential people. Live in the perspective of God, not the people.
‘Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.’
Be a winner in Christ so that you may glorify Him in everything you do. Let Christ strengthen you today, leading you to beat the high score you previously set for yourself. Let your life be a testimony of His goodness, being unbeaten always.
Follow the devil and you are a loser, for the devil always loses; follow Christ and be a winner, for He is victorious!