No More Games

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Relationship games are draining! I thank God I did not spend so many years playing those games, well I had my share of that phase; it was cruel. It’s like being in a relationship with someone who is not in a relationship with you. There are no rules, no boundaries, no goal, no focus, just two people playing with each other’s emotions without commitment. It opens doors to lies, unfaithfulness, bitterness, resentment and even jealousy. I remember when my husband and I decided to get married, we were both at the point of saying no to games, enough is enough, we just want to commit and settle down. Well, to some, the games can be exciting, they feel like heroes, playing around with people lives, until they realize how short life is and it cannot all be wasted in painful games.

No one in any kind of relationship likes being lied to; everyone has some level of expectation and commitment. You would like your partner to play their part as you play yours. You would like clear roles and goals set and matters arising be talked about. One would also desire grace and mercy because all friendships go through different phases. When that is not accomplished, bitterness may arise, because one has been played. It is a very painful experience; I hope you can feel my tone today because I have been there.

Now imagine being able to read your partner’s mind and being able to know exactly where they are, what they are doing and even why they are doing it. So you observe them all day, doing all the things they are not supposed to do, then come back to you with lies. Imagine having to bear the pain of hearing their thoughts, how far away they are from you, yet their lips are lying how they cannot live without you. Imagine seeing them post your photos on social media praising you, and at the same time texting someone else telling them how they wish they were with you. Imagine being lied to on your face, but still having so much love for them, forgiving them and giving them chance after chance.

Now stop imagining, let us think about our walk with God. Our God is omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient. He knows everything, He sees everything, He is everywhere and He has all the power. Well, you can get away with playing games with a human being, actually so many people are playing games in relationships and their partners will never know. But when it comes to our faith, we cannot hide from God’s presence we cannot flee from His spirit. Our God cannot be mocked. He knows every move and every step you take, and why you take it, He perceives our thoughts from a far. Where do we find the audacity to play games with our creator? What do we think when we strive to be seen righteous before men, yet our heavenly father knows how far we are from Him?

Playing games is trying to play for both teams and expect to win. Playing games is taking Gods mercy and grace for granted. Playing games is trying to be both hot and cold. Playing games is preaching water and taking wine. Be reminded today, our days on earth are numbered. “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other…” (Matthew 6:24) So choose now whom you will serve, and serve with all your heart, your mind and your strength. Quit playing games with God.

Selah

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