This world you were born into, is very different from the one I knew as a child. My only virtual reality were cartoons on TV, everything else was real. Most of my childhood time was spent running around with other kids, climbing trees, riding bikes and playing outside games. Friends were the ones you spent real time with, having real conversations, displaying real faces and real bodies. No filters or special touch ups. Dear child, you got a whole lot more challenges to face than I did. Welcome to the Mind Twisting Virtual World.
You see, your brain was not created for virtuality, it was created for reality. Your senses were designed for a natural environment, for true colors, slow eye movement and non enhanced details. Your mind was sculpted to function on normal speed, not turbo. However, in a Mind Twisting Virtual World, your brain will function in such confusion that the very essence of who you are and how to interact with the people around you, will fragment into chattered pieces just to be glued together again into a messy picture.
As if the virtual trickery wasn't challenge enough for your young age, always remember that there is a war going on to capture your heart and your mind. A war to kidnap your deepest feelings away from any balanced influence in your life. From caring parents and relatives, from concerned teachers, and ultimately from God. In this war, you will be seduced to think that you are free, and that all the power lays in your hands, to decide your own future. Remember though, there is no safe lillypad on the pond. Or you are stepping onto firm ground or you are seconds away from submerging.
It will be hard for your parents to compete for your attention, when the format of their message pales in comparison, lacks in design and fails in trickeries. It will be hard for your heart to accept belief by faith in an invisible God and his love, and in Jesus' sacrifice for your sake, in eternal matters, when there is so much to see, to hear and to experience, in the ongoing circus that keeps you unfocused until you run out of time to step into solid ground.
The irony of this, is that I am using this same virtual reality to write you this message. And here is the biggest twist of this Virtual World: it can also be used for good. For spreading good messages. For reaching out lost people without hope, people otherwise never reached before. For connecting people once disconnected. For counseling people on the brink of a break down. For expanding education to unprivileged children. Just like a coin. It got two sides. One can break you, the other can build you up.
Above all, remember that you are dealing with a very powerful force, capable of modifying your very own thoughts. Dear child, the best advise I can give you comes from your creator. Listen to his words:
"Be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness"
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will."
"Put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator."
Dear Child, let God transform your mind according to his will, seek Him day and night, connect with Him, read His words. Let your soul be flooded with real life so that there is no space for lies, emptiness, twisting, fake circuses and broken messages.