Some days I see someone I care about getting pulled into drama. . .
. . . and I want to come alongside and whisper, “Watch out, sweet friend! That’s a trap.”
The reality is that drama is all around us. People are ready to share their opinion or point a finger, or say those words designed to raise the hair on the back of your head so you’ll jump into the fray. And sometimes we take that invitation and jump in with both feet, and hate it afterward.
But this is our truth: We are never powerless. We are never at the mercy of drama.
The Spirit lives inside of us and we have access to wisdom, discernment, and faith that is bigger than our feelings, rather than being yanked to and fro by drama.
There are two kinds of drama.
One is what I just described, but the second is when uninvited drama creeps into your personal space. Someone close to you makes a wrong decision, and now it impacts you. Or two people close to you are fighting, and they ask you to choose.
Whatever uninvited drama looks like for you, those same gifts live inside of you to help. You may not be able to make the drama go away, but with God’s help, you can navigate uninvited drama in a way that it doesn’t get to be the boss of you, your family, or your heart.[Read more…]