What is drama?  What should we do when we find ourselves in the midst of it? 


Time to take a look….


Drama in the Urban dictionary (the dictionary of slang words and phrases) is:

  1. something women and especially teenage girls thrive on, consisting of any number of situations that have an easy solution, but a negative outcome is chosen, a bad way to deal with things; includes backstabbing, blackmailing, gossiping, betraying, etc.
  2. making a big deal of something unnecessarily
  3. a way of relating to the world in which a person consistently exaggerates the importance of benign events; people who engage in drama usually attempt to drag other people into this state as a way of getting attention or making their own lives more exciting
  4. events circulating around or causing angst or arguing
  5. when unnecessary hardships are caused in others’ lives


There’s more, but I think you get the drift.  And, don’t kid yourself, with that first definition; plenty of men and boys are involved in drama situations. 


Now, more importantly, let’s take a look at what we should do as Christians.  In Galatians, Paul is trying to correct the fickle Galatians from further backsliding, and to set them straight in their relationships with other Christians who were different than them.  Specifically in Chapter 5, Paul is warning them against going into law bondage again, but instead to stand in the freedom that Christ has given us in the new covenant. Look at verse 15 – “But if you bite and devour one another…”  Bite and devour?  That’s what I think of when I think of gossip; it bites and devours others. That verse goes on to say that if we continue to bite and devour each other then we will destroy each other.  But keep reading into verse 16 – if we walk in the Spirit, or live the Christian way, we won’t gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh.  Verse 17 goes on to tell us that the desires of our flesh are in opposition to the desires of the Holy Spirit (and the rest of the Trinity). 


Often times this is not an easy task. But, when we immerse ourselves in the Word, then it is much easier to crucify our flesh because we are armed with the right tools. Remember, the Word of God is sharper, more powerful, and quicker than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12), so we must fill out hearts and our minds with the Truths that lie in the Word. When we do this, we will be changed and we won’t want or like the drama situations that arise and our flesh will not be tempted to get involved in them any longer. 

~ Laurie Boen