[This is week 5 of The Minecraft Devotional]
I still remember when I checked my inventory for the very first time and saw “Achievement get!” appear on the screen. I didn’t really know what it was all about, but I was excited about it. It didn’t take long and I had gotten other achievements for chopping wood, making a crafting table, and even taking out my first zombie. I realized that these achievements are rewards for accomplishing various tasks throughout the game.
Some of these achievements like “Taking inventory” and “Time to mine” are achievable soon after starting the game while others will likely take a while. Although these achievements are not a requirement of the game, they do give us things to accomplish.
Really, these achievements are similar to goals that we try to accomplish as we play the game. They will carry us through defeating the Ender Dragon and there are even more things to accomplish after that. You don’t have to focus on them, but they help progress the game if you do.