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12:34 PM   [03 Oct 2009 | Saturday]

Giving glory to God through our other pursuits

Giving glory to God through our other pursuits.

I love God, Jesus, the Bible but I also love other pursuits. To you who happen to be reading this ,may have found yourself in similar boat.For me it creates dilemnas more than once. My situation is this I accepted the Lord in 1982 and I have been a Christian ever since but I have been attracted to the game of chess since around 1960 up to this time. Maybe to you , you may be asking what is the problem ? The problem is I perceived competition going on, to focus on God or to focus on my other passion/s ?

Another conflict I had was in the Bible I was taught to be merciful while in chess ,I was taught to attack a weakness or weaknesses to win.

Today I thought , maybe there is a way to give glory to God through my other passion. I really have not fully accomplished this. Some ways that I tried before is write on my chess equipment bag, Will play chess for Jesus, John 3:16. I also wrote behind my chess board. " Jesus is my Lord and Savior". My friend draw an outline of the cross on his chess board holder. Another one I did is draw the symbol of chess king in one of my T shirts and wrote the phrase " Jesus made the greatest sacrifice".

I am wondering if you have similar situation, how you dealt with yours?

 

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Anne | Sun Oct 04, 2009, 15:10

The thoughts that immediately came to my mind when I read this:

1. Chess is a game that involves learning and effort.  If you were to deliberately lose, or to hold back somewhat, you'd be depriving your opponent of a chance to learn.  Winning is the motivation; the mental exercise is good for all. 

2. Philippians 4:8.  I take this to mean, among other things, that enjoyment is good.  It's good to be good at things.  However, I am just starting on reading the Bible, and am trying to read the earlier parts first in order to have a good background for the New Testament, so forgive me if I mistake the meaning. One of my new fridens suggested that I read that part of Philipians when I was having trouble with a lot of rather small but troublesome things.  Aren't friends great?

Kudos for expressing the small challenges in your life so that people can know you better, so that your sincerity shows, so that we can see that other people have struggles in living the best life.


Anne | Sun Oct 04, 2009, 15:10

I forgot your final question.  I often handle these things "with a little help from my friends."  Or a pray a lot and listen for the answer.  If I do it long enough, there often is an answer, a very elegant one I don't think I would have come up with myself.  But I haven't had this exact kind of concern. 


Anne | Sun Oct 04, 2009, 15:10

I forgot your final question.  I often handle these things "with a little help from my friends."  Or a pray a lot and listen for the answer.  If I do it long enough, there often is an answer, a very elegant one I don't think I would have come up with myself.  But I haven't had this exact kind of concern. 


 
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