I feel like drama follows me everywhere I go – like school, friends, home, and even at church. Why am I attracting all this drama?! How can I stop it?
Dear C, I’m so glad you took the time to write in and ask this question. I feel like I’ve been asked about this topic countless times by young women over the past decade. Let’s break it down and start by exploring what the Bible says.
Bear with each other, and forgive each other. If someone does wrong to you, forgive that person because the Lord forgave you. Even more than all this, clothe yourself in love. Love is what holds you all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:13-14 (NCV)
In our battle for more peace in our relationships, it’s going to be so important to remember that keeping drama away takes a heavy dose of humility and love. In the instances where you might want to lash out, prove a point, or share some gossip the winning course of action will be to forgive and put on love. Sound like a tall order? It is, but it’s also what’s required to downplay the drama factor AND live in obedience! Remember… only YOU can prevent relationship drama.
p.s. For serious, only you can prevent relationship drama.