I want to communicate that I experience a similarity between that kind of game AND what goes on in my mind all day long. As I go through my day, just like these computer aircraft appear in the game, untrue thoughts come into my mind pretty much all day long. I know when one has come along because I experience sadness or fear or frustration, etc. These emotions prompt me to try to figure out what I’m thinking that’s untrue. I “shoot down” untrue thoughts when I have them by recognizing them as untrue and then “shooting them down” with the Truth of God that contradicts the untruth. I don’t always hit these thoughts with the first shot. But I usually can shoot them down and get my peace/joy back.
I get worried you think I do this to try to be “a good Christian”. I don’t do it for this reason. I do it because it’s the best way I’ve found to maintain my peace/joy.