Pastors Blog
David Hixon

April 17, 2017

Good Monday morning to all!! I’m starting to realize this morning why many pastors take Mondays off. Ha. After the busy weekend though it is good to be alive and looking for opportunities to be used by Him. I hope your week is off to a great start.
I had this odd thought for a blog today but I wanted to talk about the issue of “drama.” No, I don’t mean drama as in “a play for theater, radio, or television” but what I mean is drama as defined by urban dictionary of “making a big deal over something unnecessarily.” It seems we live in a culture where the pursuit of drama has become widespread. Some of you who seek after drama probably don’t even realize it. Everything in your life has become a big deal. Every little detail becomes blown out of proportion and the so-called “drama princess” or “drama queen” is either unaware or in a state of denial. It has become a way of life for many people. Every day at their job is an exercise in drama. Everything that happens is cause for great concern and great emotion. Every relationship is filled with drama. Every event in life is somehow bigger than it is in reality. I believe some people crave this drama and have become addicted to it. According to urban dictionary there are some warning signs:
Common warning signs/ risk factors of drama or a dramatic person are:
1. Having one supposedly serious problem after another.
2. Constantly telling other people about one's problems.
3. Extreme emotionality or frequently shifting, intense emotions.
4. Claiming to have experienced negative events that are highly implausible.
5. A boring job or mundane life.
6. Making claims without sufficient evidence or a lack of detail about supposedly serious events.
7. A pattern of irrational behavior and reactions to everyday problems.

Some of my favorite quotes in regard to drama are as follows:
“Please cancel my subscription to your issues.”
“Congratulations on your ability to create drama out of absolutely nothing.”
“Just because some people are fueled by drama doesn’t mean you have to attend the performance.”
“Some people create their own storms, then get upset when it rains.”

Ha, I could go on. But the question then becomes what do we do about it? How do we break the spell of drama? Let me just suggest a couple of things. One, realize that you are not the center of the universe. A lot of drama surfaces because of self-centeredness. As Kyle Idelman said in a recent sermon we have to learn to get over ourselves. God is the center of the universe, not you. When we begin to focus on others more than ourselves then we have less time or need for drama. Many times drama is just a cry for attention born out of that same selfishness. Another course of action is to begin today to invest in others. Drama is pretty much a “first world problem” and a modern day issue. Imagine people 200 years ago trying to conjure up some drama in their lives. Drama for them was actually reality. Today we have very little clue about real drama. We live in such an overindulgent culture that we can’t see how truly blessed we are. God has blessed all of us beyond what we should ever expect. Life is not as bad as we tend to view it. Today, each one of us needs to stop and smell the roses and count your many blessings. Let go of those things that would drag you down. Refuse to let Satan have his way in your heart. Do yourself and those around you a favor . . . let the drama go.