Fortnite is one of the most popular video games right now, but how is it affecting people’s social life?
In a recent article by the Washington Post, the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks are worried that their younger players are spending too much time with Fortnite and not enough time resting or studying the playbook. So far, the team hasn’t banned Fortnite from team road trips. However, it’s strongly suggested that players don’t spend all their time in Fortnite.
I think the coaches had it right; there’s nothing wrong with playing Fortnite until it gets in the way of rest or studying the playbook. I know a lot of people that aren’t athletes that play Fortnite. Even I have played a couple hundred games or so, but who’s counting? 🙂 And I can definitely see why it’s so popular. But whether it’s Fortnite today, or another video game in the future, we always have to be careful of distractions. Despite how cool you think it would be, your sole purpose in life is not to get up every day and play Fortnite. The goal is to love God and love your neighbor. So that same passion and commitment that you have to playing Fortnite should definitely be matched in your passion for God. Psalm 42:1 compares a deer’s need for water to a human soul needing Christ. (Deer know that they need to find water to drink every day.)
How you spend your time in the day is up to you, but it’s also up to you to find a good balance.