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Romans 12:2
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Protecting Your Drama

  • SumoMe

Be honest. Do you do this? Stand guard over your drama, protecting it as if it were a prized possession to be coveted? An item of extraordinary value that you just can’t relinquish. Why oh why do we do this? We SAY we don’t want drama. We speak against it. We ridicule those who are absorbed by it…YET, when push comes to shove, we still embrace our drama and allow it to wreak havoc in our lives.

Okay, maybe not EVERYONE does this, but I’m certain I’m not the only guilty offender.

What is it about our drama that makes us SO protective? We try to reason it away by justifying our actions, or inactions as the case may be. We defend our drama, building a solid wall around us; we dig our heels in. We shut down those who try to speak truth into our lives and avoid those who know that truth. But what is the truth…really?

The truth is we’re all human. Flawed, imperfect beings who, even with the best of intentions, mess up over and over again. Try as we might, our faulty human nature often supersedes our best judgment and we become our own worst enemy – and a first class hypocrite.

Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Thank God!  

Ahhh…so we’re off the hook, right? Wrong!

We still have a responsibility to do the best we can with what God has given us. Success isn’t always measured by the end result but in our effort along the way, so make your journey count. We are to shine his light in ALL that we do and we must remember that HIS objective is far more important than our own satisfaction or pleasure.

So, what to do with the gossip? The ill feelings? The self-absorbed actions and conversation? DECLUTTER THEM! It’s time to take a step back and let em’ go. I mean seriously let them go. How much better could your time and energy be spent if it wasn’t wasted on counterproductive, hurtful and ungodly behavior? Rhetorical indeed.

So people, break down the walls protecting your drama, release the chains that keep it bound to your side and find the freedom to enjoy the true pleasures that God has waiting just for you. WE can do this!

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6 Responses to Protecting Your Drama

  1. i think its all about putting up the walls to feel protected by them so no one can hurt us! if only we could realize sooner then later that were only hurting ourselves

  2. Brenda says:

    I try to avoid drama; it causes flareups of my rosacea as well as a more painful medical condition. Unfortunately, every time I release my drama out the door, it finds its way home again. My drama comes in the form of my adopted now-adult son who can’t decide how homeless he wants to be. It’s so hard to know how to be Jesus to a messed-up individual who is a close family member.

    • Sherry says:

      Brenda, you hit the nail on the head. Drama / stress can cause very real physical problems; a fact many people don’t realize. The toll is taken in so many different forms. We can really relate to difficulties and challenges with adult children and appreciate that you’ve shared with us. Now we know how to pray for you – which we promise to do. We remind ourselves often that no matter how much we want something for someone else, they have to want it for themselves first for change to happen. Always difficult to accept, but MUCH more so when it’s your own child, no matter how old they are. Hang in there!

      • Rosemary Dunn says:

        I think that most people don’t want to be judged. If you hide all of the “drama” in your life, you are protecting how people “see you”. Also, hiding drama keeps you from dealing with all of the “well meaning” to voice their opinions, only adding more drama to your life. I tend to let known, only what I can handle others knowing!

        • Sherry says:

          Great insight Rosemary; we hadn’t thought of it that way before. It’s like hiding the drama not only allows you to remain in denial, but you don’t have to answer for it. Thanks for the post!

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