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Splitstep

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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 42 (09/02/19) Saturday God gave me a Christian Project to help start my gaming cold turkey and then a family holiday shortly after, both kept me well occupied to forget about gaming and instead focus on spending time with God! The days after God gave me a study partner to keep me once again busy and away from the temptations of gaming, but today (Day 42) I reinstalled Overwatch (the only game I play intensively) because I thought that I can finally control myself now so let's give gaming another shot but in a controlled manner. What happened was that PLAYED THE WHOLE DAY. After every match, I instantly queued like I did before I quit, it was muscle memory to me even though I knew that I HAD TO STOP which was the scary bit. I didn't even go through my devotionals :(( nor any of the things on my to-do list! I felt so disgusted and ashamed after. I uninstalled every single gaming-related game and app including steam and discord. I found a gamequitters video, then this forum and then I found Mouxine's journal which really encouraged me because he was also doing it for the Lord. So now I'm writing my first journal! I've also told my brothers in Christ about this relapse and they've been really encouraging so I implore my fellow brothers and sisters to let people know whatever you're going through because they can be there for you, keep you accountable and most of all pray for you! Prayer is an incredibly powerful thing, one of the many things that God taught me on my Project! So yeah, I can't wait to stop gaming and spend that time with God and continue spreading His love! Soli Deo Gloria!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 108 (42|66) (16/04/19) Tuesday Bro this got me SHOOK. See the forever, and walk towards it.
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 107 (42|65) (15/04/19) Monday This past week has been tough because I have had nothing planned so gaming has been rearing its ugly head in the form of youtube videos and watching them makes me want to play it. I want to click heads and pop off. But I think back to my relapse and how empty it felt and the time wasted and then I don't want to play it. But it's hard fighting against it. It's draining. I have to take afternoon naps and I don't have the energy to talk, text or writing in my journal 😞 But also I have not been spending as much time with God... if I do then God willing the desires of gaming will be squashed by the joy of following Christ!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 106 (42|64) (14/04/19) Sunday My parents are wanting to find a church that has a Chinese service. So we went to one which we thought was that because one of their friends used to go to it but it was actually English speaking. They referred us to a Chinese church so we'll go to them next week. Their service was mostly worship and prayer whilst my one is mainly a sermon. I went to my church in the evening and we wrapped up our series on Matthew 8-12 and it was really good! I've learned so much about Jesus! I had a really long chat with Jason afterward and it was good to hear his thoughts as well as collect mine as well.
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    @goodbill Heya thank you but all glory to God, honestly, He's the one that keeps me going! And thanks for asking! I gotta say, now that it's term break for me and I have nothing planned in my days, it's been so tempting to play and it's been extremely tough trying to fight against it. But I constantly think back to day 42 as well as the bigger picture. It's always a battle, and now it's the hardest it's ever been. I see that you've just started your journal and it's really good that you're so honest about it! At this stage, I've found it quite hard to want to keep posting but it's been good and it's really important to do so, yeah man keep it up and I'll keep praying for you!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 105 (42|63) (13/04/19) Saturday It was a really nice and sunny day today! Did some study and my sister and I walked the dog around a park with a lake in it and it was very refreshing! AND it was our dog's birthday 🎉 she turned 4 today! She ate a lotta food lol (v spoilt I must say 😅)
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 104 (42|62) (12/04/19) Friday Found... Tim Mackie's videos (Co-founder of The Bible Project)! He's such an awesome guy with such a love for the Bible and I can totally relate to him; how he found the Bible to be quite confusing when he first started reading it and not what he expected, and his own videos and the stuff he does with TBP have helped me understand it a lot better! There are so many things I want to watch, read and listen but there's not enough time 😭 But I'm so grateful for this term break because I can really engross in God's word! Somehow I slept 14 hours last night, from 6:30pm to 8:30am! I must be quite sleep deprived... all those nights where I slept less than 10 hours... I also played Badminton for the first time in YEARS and I enjoyed it more than the time I played Ultimate Frisbee. Thanks, Holy Spirit!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 103 (42|61) (11/04/19) Thursday Found podcasts from The Bible Project!! They do a podcast on a topic/book then they summarise it and make it into their wonderfully made videos! So the podcasts are a lot more in-depth, and thanks to them I have a desire to listen to podcasts yay! I can watch, read AND listen to them 😍 Thank you so much, God, for The Bible Project, for supporting it and using them to give me a newfound love of the Bible!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 102 (42|60) (10/04/19) Wednesday Did an assignment, caught up on lectures and spent time with God yeeet! Also found The Bible Project's posters! They're so beautiful and provide a great summary/framework of each book of the Bible https://thebibleproject.com/other-resources/posters/ and EVERYTHING on their site is free to download!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 101 (42|59) (09/04/19) Tuesday Got a chungus 10 hours of sleep YEEEET My earplugs were pretty clutch since 2 guys were snoring in our cabin! Woke up at 7am to make pancakes for everyone since our team's results yesterday were one of the least accurate 🙄 but it's good because it's an opportunity to serve God! I was 'batter boy' hahaha and it was great fun doing it as a team! We then checked out Rayonier's logging operation and I learned a lot more from it because fortunately I was able to go in the ute with the harvest operations supervisor for the drive up and he told me a lot about the company and his experiences. After that, we bussed back home and I unpacked and stretched EVERYTHING out! Finally able to just chill out 😍 I pray that I won't fall into gaming, social media or any other traps these holidays and instead spend it with friends, family, and God!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 100 (42|58) (08/04/19) Monday There are 60 people on the trip!! 1st and 2nd year forestry science students as well as us 2nd year engineering students. We drove up to Hamner Springs and learned how to use a GPS and measure the diameter and height of trees! We had an amazing dinner that the school of Forestry paid for; pizzas, chips and garlic bread! My tummy is so happyyy rn UwU
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 99 (42|57) (07/04/19) Sunday Slept at 1am agane while pretty much everyone was still up playing games and talking... how do they still have so much energy!? Daylight savings gave us an extra 1 hour which was pretty clutch, I freaked out cause I woke up and my watch and it said that worship was about to start monkaS but actually it was only breakfast because I didn't set it back yet PHEW! MCing went really well yaaaaaa it wasn't too long and my partner was REALLY good and helped me out a ton! I really enjoyed it and it was super fun doing it with someone! Enoch did a really good talk on the Spirit-filled life and we also had some good as guy time! Overall I had such an amazing time on this retreat! Made a lot of new friends and I saw myself and a lot of other people grow a ton! God was working so much throughout it! All the praise to Him! After that, I went to church and I was feeling super tired but I still got a lot out of it thanks to the Holy Spirit! One of the guys that also went to Crossroads told me how encouraged he was from it and that was so cool to hear! When I went home I had to quickly unpack and then repack my bags for a forestry field trip the next day 🤪
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 98 (42|56) (06/04/19) Saturday Chatted til 1am lol so didn't get much sleep but that's expected with camps like these! I noticed that on their cajón was a bible verse! Our group from the project did a remake of the toilet skit for talent night, it was such a laugh! Talent night was especially good (and bad with the jokes from Enoch hahaha) this year! We then went to light the bonfire outside and the milky way covered the entire expanse of the night sky, which was utterly breathtaking (words cannot express how beautiful it was)!!!! God is so generous! We roasted marshmallows around the bonfire and I had lots of really good chats, notably with my friend from high school! Had a really spiritually deep convo with him then as well as during lunch! Also had a really good chat with Woody who is also exploring Christianity!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 97 (42|55) (05/04/19) Friday Last day of uni for the term!!!! The Forestry test went super smoothly; no curveballs 😊 After that I quickly packed and then headed off to camp (Crossroads)! My driver is a year younger and already on his full license, while I'm on my learners 😑 I gotta get onto it LOL. There are SO many people here and a lot of new faces which was surreal 😍 It was 6 degrees at one point 😨 but inside it's super toasty with their fireplaces! We made our cabin the 'Asian' cabin hahaha, hopefully, we'll have good bants and dmcs! I thought I brought what looking like my sleeping bag but nope it was my puffer jacket 🤣 my friend kindly gave me one of his blankets! Co-MCing starts tomorrow yaaaaa a lil nervous but it's going to be good! Please pray that God would give wisdom to the speakers and help us to see the greatness of Jesus and God's grace and love and that people will come to receive Christ on this retreat!!!!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 96 (42|54) (04/04/19) Thursday Stayed up late studying for my final test on Friday and so missed 2 lectures cause I couldn't wake up early enough 😔 Had a lotta meet-ups as well as AG which was real goood - full house, everybody was there for the first time! Oh yeah something cool I learned was that the reason why people use ~~~ is to indicate in their message that they're happy! Got a haircut (feels so good to have short hair again) Then studied a bit then went to God in the Pub for the first time and the topic was Jesus, the God of Easter? I was really cruisy but very informative.
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 95 (42|53) (03/04/19) Wednesday Did not miss my lecture YAY! The Solid Mechanics test bruhhhh they made it ridiculously hard, every curveball possible was thrown at us! It was weird because the previous 2 years were so easy and straight forward. I did manage to scrape answers for all the questions, but I'm not very confident that they're correct. I got my results from the Materials test last week and yeah it was great WEOW so surprised! PRAISE GOD
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 94 (42|52) (02/04/19) Tuesday Missed a lecture agane... actually DansGame dude. My maths test had a few curveballs but overall went pretty smoothly. Watched the recording of the lecture on x2 speed 😂 A funny moment was hearing a bunch of people wheeze laughing for over 5 minutes which made myself and everyone else around laugh too! I rarely hear people wheeze-laugh but I love it!
  18. Gaming is one of many things that tempt me, saying 'do/play/watch this, it will satisfy your needs!' and while I'm playing it does feel like I'm satisfied but afterward that feeling very quickly fades away, leaving a bigger hole in my heart than before. So instead, I want to spend my time on something that fully satisfies; something that is eternal! So for me, I want to grow in my relationship with God and spend more time with Him!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 93 (42|51) (01/04/19) Monday April Fools day, but I saw no pranks, I think... monkaS. Most likely because everyone is too busy with tests and assignments hahaha 😭 I broke my streak of not missing a lecture DansGame, but hey I saved 25 mins 🤷‍♂️ This is just a one-off... kappa? Here is a freshly baked meme from yours truly, enjoy 😊
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 92 (42|50) (31/03/19) Sunday My friend from high school (who I haven't seen much since then) signed up to our upcoming camp! Turns out my friend met up with him last year through sharing and has been keeping in touch with him ever since! It's so incredible seeing God work like that; working in the background!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 91 (42|49) (30/03/19) Saturday Studied pretty much the whole day and became so exhausted, munged as. In the late evening, I watched the Chengdu Hunters vs Vancouver Titans game out of boredom and because I was feeling pretty low... the commentary from Sideshow, Super and Avast on Ameng becoming a gigayottachad on Reinhardt and how he absolutely boomed Bumper was LEGENDARY! Haven't laughed so hard in a looooong time! Actually made my day hahaha
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    @JPAO Thanks, bro! I really appreciate it! Good luck on your Gospel reflection! You're gonna do great man! Praying!!
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    Ryan's Life Changing Journal

    Woohoo yesss bro 🤩 It’s awesome that you’re starting your journal 📔 It’s not gonna be easy, but it’s SO worth it! All the best on your journey!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 90 (42|48) (29/03/19) Friday I feel a lot better 😊 talking and praying really helped! God is good!
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    Gaming -> 1 On 1 Time With God

    Day 89 (42|47) (28/03/19) Thursday Today was going good until something happened (I am okay), and then I couldn’t concentrate much on anything after that.
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