What is Real?
I have been playing a lot of NBA2K19 lately. It is my hope to be relevant to the people to whom I’m trying to minister. If I want to reach this generation, I need to be active in their world. I may not have a smart phone, but I recently (finally) got a Twitter account (now that many are flocking away from the blue bird) and a PlayStation4.
While playing NBA2K, I have noticed many people online spend real USD pouring into this character that will be deleted when the next NBA2K game is released next September. That is silly, right? Many of the guys to whom I talk agree that it is a silly concept to pour money into a fleeting thing.
My question, however, is, how long do we plan on being here on earth in comparison to the grand scope of the world? If we see our life as being a part of eternity, then our time is extremely limited. Even if we see our time as part of the world outside of the biblical perspective, it is still limited. Why, then, would we spend money making this temporary life look good with clothes, cars, fancy food, etc. when we can be pouring it into something that lasts a little longer.
Why spend “real” money on something fleeting? Because we do it all the time, that’s why. I encourage you to evaluate what is real to you and pour your treasure into that.