Just today, I heard about several girls who were not getting along in my 4th grade daughter’s class. Then I read an argument online between two pastors. Then I talked to a friend about issues on their kid’s basketball team. Then I talked to a teenager who was facing some rough issues at school. Then I talked with some friends about something at church. All of these situations have one thing in common: drama. Dealing with conflict is never easy, but when the people involved blow things out of proportion, I get very frustrated.
I don’t deal well with drama. Drama is all about bringing attention to yourself instead of dealing with the problem at hand. It shows a lack of spiritual maturity and it causes pain and hurt to everyone involved. As Christians, we are called to a higher standard of conduct. As leaders, we must not get drawn into these endless disputes. Hebrews 12:1-2 is very clear, let’s throw off everything that hinders us and entangles us and let’s keep our eyes focused on Jesus. If you struggle with being over dramatic, stop and ask yourself why. Are you drawing attention to yourself or Christ?