I’ve realized that so much of my time and brainpower is consumed with the game of success, whether that be by pursuing friendships with weighty people, gaining professional clout, doing enough charity work to be winning that quiet little game, or making my posts go viral. That last one is a big one for me. Even just doing my Bible time and keeping my sin in moderation can become a way for me to win the God game.
You know, it’s probably not bad to try to succeed in those areas,
And I know we can’t do this all the time,
but I wonder if sometimes what we need to do is just stop playing for a while, and drink a beer by an open door during a huge thunderstorm, or something like that which reminds us that God is God, and that He’s way bigger than all this game I try to play.
Raw Spoon, 3-10-16