Do you remember the hand held game “Bop It”?
I loved playing Bop It as a kid.
In fact, I think it’s still around (yeah, its that good!).
In Bop It, the goal is to repeat a set of commands given in the game. – pull it, twist it, bop it.
As the little thing gives you a command, you have to perform the action it commands. The commands get quicker and quicker until eventually, you’re certain to perform the wrong action.
I think a lot of us live life like I used to play Bop It.
We have so many things going on in our lives that our goal becomes just not taking a fatal step and performing the wrong action at the wrong time. Sure, we’re able to keep up for periods of time, but eventually it all comes crashing to a halt at the wrong action.
God never intended your life to be a game of Bop It.
God gifted, equipped, and called you to a specific purpose.
When we begin to try to do everything and keep up with others’ demands, we begin playing a life of keeping up rather than a life of effectiveness.
We begin to tire out from all of the extra stuff and lose energy for the God stuff.
Whatever God’s called us to do, its important that we make a concentrated effort to do it…
Not to do everything…
Not to do what others think we should.
Live the specific calling God’s given you before you undoubtedly make the wrong move and hear the words “game over”.
What was a favorite game of your childhood?