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Let Me Struggle | Faith & Fandom 180


Hey, fam. This is Hector Miray, and you’re listening to Faith & Fandom 180 on LTN Radio.

So I’m playing Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and so are my daughters. And we all started about the same time and we’re all tap dancing around each other as far as gameplay and where we are in the game, etc. I got to jump on my kids because there was a Midnight release and so – I can do what I want and they got to go to school. So I spent after the Midnight release playing the game for about six and a half hours before they got a chance to touch it. So I had a little bit more wisdom.

Now on the flip side, out of that six hours I played, I spent an hour and a half of it lost because I went the wrong way and I tried to force it and make it on my own. So I gained some wisdom in the subject. As my kids were progressing in the game and they’re getting in that same spot and I say, “Hey, listen, make sure you go here instead of here because I did this and it went wrong, and etc. They kinda listened and my 10 year old was like, “Thank you.” My 15 year old was like grumbling at me for giving her directions. She was ignoring me as I was trying to help. Then we got a little bit further in the game and there comes to a point where you have to go to a place called the Rito Village. It’s hard to get to. Before they even really got on their journey there, I said, “Hey, let me tell you what to do to get here.” My 15 year old said, “Stop. Don’t tell me what to do. Let me struggle first, then I’ll come to you.”

I was like, Okay, fine. You’re an independent woman. But the reality is most of the time we want to do things our way and only show up to God when things don’t go the way we want them to. I’m not God in this or anything, but it just reminded me that we do that. We would rather suffer than actually trust God’s path for us. But Proverbs 3:5-6 says this, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and depend not on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

I left my daughter alone to make her own choices, but you know what? Twelve hours later, she was hitting me up and say, “All right, where do I go?” I’m just grateful to know that God’s going to be there whenever I actually stop being stubborn and ask for help.

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Faith & Fandom 180 is an LTN Radio audio short that dives deep into something from nerd culture and connects it to our faith journey.

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