This isn’t going to be one of those articles that condemns anyone. Clearly, if you have spent a few minutes on this website, you know we are Christian geeks here. This article is more geared toward awareness of the things we need to be careful of.
As with anything that people get “into,” there is always the concern of becoming too engrossed with the culture we are a part of. Media is prevalent, and there is always something going on that we can geek out about. We must be careful that we don’t let our geekiness sidetrack us from God and His Word. We can’t allow gaming or cosplay or anything else take us away from time spent with God in prayer and worship.
In our culture it’s easy to remain secluded from interaction with real people. The Bible says it’s not good for man to be alone. We need people in our lives to disciple us, guide us, and keep us accountable. Do not allow your hobby to keep you away from others. Being alone is a dangerous thing because our own wills may not be strong enough to go it alone. Find other believers to encourage you, and you can, in turn, encourage others.
Because the geek culture is mainly secular it can be easy for a Christian geek to allow themselves to slip into bad habits. When I am around non-Christians, I notice that I don’t keep my conversations as holy and pure as they should be. Knowing that the people we hang out with could care less if we use curse words or foul language, we have to be more aware to stand up for our convictions and always be an example of righteousness.
This goes along with conforming but more in the sense of what content we allow into our lives. There certainly are things that we, as Christians, just should not partake in. Some of the more obvious ones are hyper-sexual situations or clearly occult, demonic things. There are also things that some of us have deep convictions about, and we could easily slip into sin by allowing only a little bit of it in at a time. We must guard our hearts and minds at all times so we don’t fall into these traps.
As humans, we typically surround ourselves with like-minded people because that is what we are comfortable with. However, there are millions of people who need to know Jesus, and if we are always with other Christians, who are we reaching out to? Who are we sharing the Gospel with? It’s good to have other Christians in our lives, but God did not call us to reach the saved; He wants us to reach the unsaved, broken, hurt, and downtrodden people. As Christian geeks, the fields are ripe for work! There are so many broken people out there that need Jesus, and you may be the person to plant or water that seed in someone’s life.