Are Your “Games” Destroying Your Finances?

I meet so many people who are struggling greatly with their finances. It is a great challenge for them to pay their bills on time and meet the financial needs of their household.

But they are incredible at Farmville, Candy Crush, Spider Solitaire, etc.

They will even post pictures on Twitter/Facebook/Vine/Instagram of a “new level” they have achieved. I’ve even seen people request prayer that they can reach a new level.

Here’s the question that must be asked: “What would happen in their life if they utilized all of this game time to instead obtain a financial education?

When faced with enormously stressful challenges (like financial issues), it is easy to run to mindless games. I am particularly fond of Spider Solitaire on my MacBook Pro and the Boggle App on my iPhone, but I REFUSE to allow them to take priority over my financial education.


  1. RobS on September 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    1 Corinthians 13:11 comes to mind — putting childish things behind us. There can certainly be a time for recreation, but that’s not the problem for most people.

    One thing may be that if people had the education, they are afraid they would be accountable to take action and do things that would reverse the course they’re on. That would eliminate the excuse of “ignorance” and just provide that “disobedience” is what they are choosing.

  2. RobS on September 25, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    … and sorry, but people pray for their video game scores? If they spent that time praying Luke 10:2 there might be more lives changed as well!

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