Play looks different to every person, but it is a time to have joy in what God has given us.
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
I find it ironic that I was assigned the topic of play. If you take the Color Code personality test, you’ll find 4 colors that identify our different motivations. Yellow personalities are motivated by fun, and I only have 6% yellow in my personality. It’s not the reason I do what I do.
So here I am writing about the theology of play. God really does have a sense of humor. He has instilled in all of us a need to play even when we don’t think we need it. Looking back on my short life, I see how God has used play to help me through some of my hardest seasons. Even recently, my life group and I were thinking of fun things we can do in the next few months. And we were laughing and crying at the ridiculous and crazy plans we have in store. We love having time to play and enjoy our community we have. God has given us a time to enjoy the gifts he has abundantly given us and we should be blessed by them.
Play looks different to every person, but it is a time to have joy in what God has given us. This can look like hiking, reading, going to sporting events or spending a day at home with friends and family. Even though life is hard, play is necessary to show us a glimpse of what God has for us. Discover what play looks like to you and go experience it!
So to those of you who relate to not being motivated by fun, play anyways. There is a time for everything, and that includes a time for play. God has instilled it in our being to work, rest and play. Go out and take in what He has to offer.