Friday, August 23, 2013

Got Drama?

Drama, you can find it anywhere; at church, at work, at home, at social events.  In short, anyplace you find people, there will be at least one or two that like to create drama.  Some people thrive on discord and disputes.  They live for it, and they are not happy unless there is drama, and they will tattle, gossip and stir the pot just to cause drama.  Me, I do not like anger, strife and negative talking.  I prefer peace, unity and harmony.  Yet, often it seems I get caught in other people’s drama; sometimes sadly it’s my own fault, and I could have avoided it if I had wanted to avoid it.  I know at other times the drama is unavoidable, and we have to deal with it. While we may not have a choice about whether we want the drama or not, we do have a choice about how we deal with it.   It seems to me that, as Christians, we need to manage drama in a way that glorifies God. Here are a few suggestions:

  Refuse to participate in gossip.

Speak positively about others; everyone has a few good points

Let a matter die; don’t be like a cow chewing its cud.

If all else fails; just walk away mentally, if not physically

Extend grace when someone does something irritating

These are just a few ideas that come to my mind.  I am sure there are other things that can be done too.  As Christians, we must handle drama in a way different than the people in the world so they will see a difference in us.