If you’re finding yourself at the centre of a few too many drama’s in life, permit me to offer you a piece of advice: don’t get yourself a reputation as THAT person!!

See, some people seem to relish being at the centre of controversy. However, as much as the dramatics might garner some kind of sympathy and attention, they ultimately distract from the real issues of the heart. And in the long term, they undermine other people’s trust in you as well, especially at the very moments when you genuinely need it most.

Drama’s are performances. Sure, they’re great on stage. But in life, they simply create mountains out of molehills, exaggerating problems so much that they end up forming a person’s identity, trapping them in a facade which eventually takes it’s toll.

There are normally three main acts in a drama:

The Villain – this is the individual who is responsible for causing the ‘problem’.

The Victim – this is the person who has been hard done by – innocent, saintly, blameless.

The Vendetta – this is the bit where twists & turns develop, conspiracy theories are formed and conclusions are drawn about ‘why’ so many people have it in for you.

Ok…now let’s leave the drama and just be real. This stuff is great for the stage. But life is just not like that.

Making major drama’s out of your dilemma’s – that’s unhelpful.
Turning every person you disagree with into a villain – that’s unfair.
Claiming victimhood in every challenge you face – that’s unwise.
Forming conspiracy theories about why you “feel” the way you do – that’s unfounded.

Life is far better without unnecessary drama. Drama might bring sympathy – but it will never earn respect. If you have a choice between being respected or pitied, it is always best to opt for the former.  

The art of faith is about navigating life’s challenges with grit & grace. For sure, things don’t always go according to plan. Sometimes, tough things happen which are deeply unjust and incredibly unfair. But where does it say that God has guaranteed us a challenge free journey? It doesn’t. Why would we ever think that we should have exemption from life’s difficult seasons? He does promise to be with us though….always. And THAT is the quiet confidence which we are wise to develop. No drama’s. No games. No big over the top performances. No. Just a quiet and resilient faith which dares to trust God’s sovereignty. That’s the narrow path which faith commits to, whatever the circumstances.

Drama’s pose as a friend – but are an enemy of your destiny – undermining and discrediting you. So it’s always best to leave them to the stage. God does his best work quietly behind the scenes of your life. That’s where the real narrative is formed and the story of your future is written. In the end, it’s all for good.

 

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