Free Fire

The last three weeks took the whole of my brain space. I had to finish term 1 requirements for my masters.  I looked for several life hacks. My chrome search history includes – how to cheat on sleep, food to survive masters, food for the brain, what on earth is APA format.

I did a 50:10 hour allotment. 50 minutes deep work. 10 minutes watching funny videos – many of which are Bayani Agbayani funny antics.

I discovered something new last week. It could relax my brain or so I thought.

Free Fire! Free Fire is the ultimate survival shooter game available on mobile. Each 10-minute game places you on a remote island where you are pit against 49 other players, all seeking survival. Players freely choose their starting point with their parachute, and aim to stay in the safe zone for as long as possible. Drive vehicles to explore the vast map, hide in trenches, or become invisible by proning under grass. Ambush, snipe, survive, there is only one goal: to survive and answer the call of duty. I just copied that from Google Play.

In the first day, I got two Booyah! It means that I managed to be the last surviving player. I killed them all. Sorry for the violence.

I love this game! It teaches strategy, patience. Wow!

It started with 40 minute deep work, 20 minute free fire.

Until it became 10 minute deep work, 50 minute free fire.

All plans of strategy in working with requirements went down the drain.

Free Fire caught me! Like when I just landed in an open field and frantically running to a safe house to find for armors and guns. Suddenly, a merciless coward just shoots my character to death. It angers me! I will quickly start the game again and be with the next 50 players.

So you see, instead of getting the relaxation and peace of mind that I needed, I got emotions all over!

It started pleasurable, exciting and fun! Then, it gets serious and all you think about is hate those other characters in the field.

I deleted it today. I deleted all the fun and challenges that it offers. I deleted all the emotions that are being stirred everytime I am in the game.

This is how sin operates. In disguise of pleasure and fun, it entices you. It gives you that hook. Until, it chokes you to death.

This is an important promise that God gives us.

Genesis 4:7 (NIV) If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

That we all have the power to rule over sin.

I pray that today you will have the power (not just the desire) to say ‘No’ to sin.

I stopped playing 4 days ago. The night before the deadline, I got so sick that I can only stay in bed 
and think about what needs to be done. I did it anyway!

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