“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” 1 John 2:15-17
I have to admit I am guilty of being an entertainment addict at times in my life. I cannot count the number of times I have binge watch a TV show. Or the number of times I have choose entertainment over particular relationship or people in my life I should be loving. If my actions are a reflection of my heart then I’ll be honest my actions have shown I loved certain entertainment more that God or people in my life. Part of my tendency to turn to entertainment has been to escape. If I am tired, irritable or exhausted it is much easier to zone out in front of the TV then spend time talking to people. But we as Christians do not find our rest or rejuvenation from entertainment or the TV. We do not find it from a video game. No we find our rest and rejuvenation in the one true living God Jesus Christ.
Think what our lives would be like if we were more addicted to God’s word, prayer, resting and loving the people in our lives then zoning out in front of the TV or playing a video game? Believe me it works. During this time of social distancing I have fasted from entertainment for extended periods. By eliminating entertainment in my life I have experience more joy, hope and peace. Why don’t you try it too. Eliminate the entertainment for a week to devote yourself to God’s words, prayer and relationships and see what happens.