This morning I observed a father give his 4 year old son a tablet loaded with games to keep him occupied while he met with a Bible study group in a restaurant. I commented to my adult daughter who was with me about how effective the one eyed baby sitter was at keeping the little fellow quiet for an hour.
When the Bible study was over, I watched as dad rejoined Junior and received the excited report of all he had accomplished during the Bible study. Then it dawned on me that one of the attractions of video games is the sense of accomplishment they deliver, which is fine… if you are four years old.
What’s sad however, is an adult man I know whose greatest accomplishment each day is getting to the next level of his video game. He is deceived by his addiction to false accomplishment.
The Apostle Paul said when he became a man he put away childish things. He knew false accomplishments didn’t redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.