|I love games. While I would say that chess is my favorite, I also enjoy playing the occasional video game. At one point, I was really into a game called World of Warcraft. Though it’s one of the nerdiest things anyone can do, ten million of us gathered everyday in an online world called Azeroth, which is a grand and beautiful place where you lived through a fake character.
As you went on various quests in this land, you didn’t necessarily win the game, you just gained powers and had lots of adventures. The thing about World of Warcraft is that it was addictive. Naturally, the next thing people want to know is why? One of the conclusions researchers came to is that there is an innate need for personal progress and the game perpetuated that. As characters “leveled up,” they also had a sense that they were moving forward in their lives. That perceived forward-progress was addictive.
Friend, you were made to move forward, and while you need to feel like you are growing and making progress, your source is not a video game! Because you are a child of Jesus Christ and His Spirit is constantly at work in you, your life has a purpose, and you are moving ahead into the good plans He has prepared for you. You’re learning, you’re achieving and you’re becoming the most developed version of you — just don’t settle for less than His best! Your Heavenly Father loves you and is proud of you, and so am I!