Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Addicted to Drama
Did I want to be dramatic??
Perish the thought!
To be honest, I detest drama. It annoys me to see petty Tweets and Facebook statuses that are simply subtle ways of stirring up strife and hateful feelings and actions. But there are other ways that drama can rise that even the most mature Christian can fall prey to. In the case with my husband, I unknowingly wanted to be dramatic. I wanted to be the victim. I wanted to be the center of attention. I wanted the power of making him feel like it was all his fault.
I can just hear the Lord say, "Oh dear daughter....please grow up."
Drama hits every age. In tweens and teens, the drama is usually boys and popularity. In adulthood, it's social stance, power, and success. But drama is also a struggle with the wife, mommy, and homemaker. It creeps in quietly, but before we know it, we go off on our husbands and children over the silliest things that, quite frankly, are NOT that big of a deal.
No, I did not exactly WANT to go into battle for my home with 1,000 ants...but I can handle it.
No, I reeeeeally did not enjoy chasing down a crazy dog and being dragged around the yard when I did finally catch him.... but it's not an impossible feat.
I guess I learned that I need to get a grip. If I allow myself to act so childish, crying over every little thing, then what will my children learn from me? What will I be teaching them?
May HIS grace continue to grow me....
Romans 12:10 says, "Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another."