I listened to a radio broadcast recently that was talking about how many young men spend far too much time playing video games, even in their twenties and thirties. As I focused on what was being said, if this is true, the thought that came into my mind is that these men need a vision for their lives.
So, what is a vision? Vision is finding something that you desire so badly that anything else is considered a waste of time. It is something bigger than yourself that will outlive you. It is a God-ordained dream. Maybe it is some ministry. Whatever it is, a vision will not be allowed to be pushed aside by video games.
Don't misunderstand me. There is nothing wrong with playing a good wholesome video game now and then (if there are any wholesome ones for adults). I am talking about spending hours and hours a week doing it, as well as other media devices.
Vision is using your giftedness and abilities to bring about positive change in the lives and hearts of people. You know your purpose in life and why God put you here. You know how God uniquely designed you to bring positive change to your own little world. Since video games do not help you achieve that purpose you won't allow them to be a part of your life. It's that simple.
Young men, ask God to help you identify a vision for your life. Then begin to aggressively pursue it. A true God-given vision will bring more excitement than video games ever could.
Ask yourself the question, "How would my life and the lives of those around me be different if I chose to replace video games with vision?" Or to put it in a more reflective mode, "What would my life be like today if I had not been spending so much time doing this activity?" Where would I be? What goals might I have accomplished?
Young men, you all have a unique set of abilities, gifts, and experiences to offer God, to be used to help advance His Kingdom, but God will not use you if are sitting around playing games. He wants men who have a vision, and who will get up and get moving on it.