There is a very popular online virtual game that you’ve probably never heard of unless you have children in your household. The game is called Among Us, and it is a Sci-Fi game set in a spaceship. The game’s object is to complete all of your given tasks before an imposter can sabotage the game and kill the players. The game can have four to ten players, and at the start of each game, you are given the assignment of being a Crewmate or an Imposter.
One of my favorite movies is The Hunt For Red October with Sean Connery. That movie has the same plot, but it is set on a Russian Submarine, and one of the crew is trying to sabotage the submarine. You spend most of the movie trying to figure out who the imposter is, and spoiler alert, it was the cook.
I was lying in bed last night trying to think of something to talk about for today’s post, and then I drifted off to sleep. I woke up in the middle of the night, and this game came to mind. The thought came to me (I think the Lord was whispering in my ear) that all of our lives are like this game. We run around trying to accomplish tasks, and the devil is out there trying to sabotage everything we are doing.
Just like in the game, we have no idea who the devil is using against us, so we aren’t as vigilant as we should be. You might have a friend you’ve talked to for years trying to steer you in the wrong direction. Your spouse might be the person who is leading you astray even though they love you. These people are being used by the devil against us even though “they” are not the devil.
I am sure that the devil has used me also, and he has possibly used you too. Have you ever lashed out in anger? Said words that you wish had never come out of your mouth? Talked about the latest gossip that you’ve recently heard? Watched a movie that you knew you probably shouldn’t watch? I guess that most of us would admit to doing at least one of those things, if not ALL of them.
The devil is smart, cunning, and sly. He knows that using the people you love and trust is way more powerful than using a stranger. Your guard is up when you are around a stranger, but we let our guard down when we are around those we know and love.
The imposter is roaming around you at all times, but we are not powerless. We have the Lord on our side, and that is POWERFUL.
1 John 4:9
9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 John 4:17
17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.
The game of life is what we play every day, and each morning we have an assignment. Will you wake up as someone who the Lord is using or an imposter? Say a prayer before your feet hit the ground and ask the Lord to make you strong enough to withstand the devil’s sly tricks.
To God Goes The Glory!
Have a Blessed Day!