The world has become a cruel game show that NOBODY EVER WINS. Yet the line to be a contestant keeps growing longer and the yearning for its prizes continually gnaws at the hearts of would-be players.
Millions of souls on this planet are attracted to this crazy game by the unfounded belief that winners get the right/perfect friends, jobs, and mates. The right/perfect car and mansion. The right/perfect LIFE.
RIGHT and PERFECT are not attainable goals, they are the weapons used by advertisers to sell us a hollowed dream. To convince us to buy into an imaginary life lived by mannequins. To send us running to audition for the world’s game show.
Pushing to be on the world’s game show chews through our soul and leaves nothing for friends and family, let alone GOD.
Even if it feels like we are winning some of the right/perfect prizes, it is an illusion to keep us playing because eventually we will risk our winnings for more—and lose it all.
First our job vanishes in the night. Then our jumbo mortgage is late. And finally our mate turns out to be android guest employed by the show’s producer to seduce us into playing.
Most rejected contestants medicate their angst. Fill the gaping hole with anything that soothes the pain. Replace long-term significance with one-night splendor.
But Christians are left with the TRUTH because life is not a game show. We don’t need to be perfect. We have been chosen to be loved by the creator of the universe who makes the rules.
If we choose God’s grace and love, EVERYONE is a winner! It’s not a game. It’s a choice.
I ask God to remind me that the world’s allure is a fraud. Move me toward his truth. Show me the door to a life awash with his love and grace. Strengthen me to share it with others who keep trying to play the world’s game show.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Are you still trying to be a contestant on the WORLD’S GAME SHOW?
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9