the truth about drama

Everyone loves drama.  It’s us against them- who is going to come out the victor?  We satisfy our thirst for drama through sports, and at this time of year, Facebook and Twitter are replete with messages about which team just scored and which team will win.  We also look to tv shows that specialize in drama.  There’s an insatiable thirst for crime scene investigation shows, and at the rate of their growing popularity, there may be one for every major city in the U.S.!  Soap operas air all afternoon and into the night.  And just so our youth do not feel left out, all the same drama is available in teen versions.

I believe it’s true: garbage in, garbage out, because the drama doesn’t stop when we hit the remote and go to bed.  We live drama.  There’s drama present in office disputes, family tensions, friendship challenges, and so on.  We can’t escape it!  Or can we?

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Eph. 6:12

We can escape the drama of the temporal just by making a choice.  We can choose to see things through the eyes of God.  For instance, are you arguing with the neighbor who refuses to obey your wishes concerning your shared fence on the property line?  He’s not your enemy, but the demonic spirit deceiving him is.  Pray for your neighbor that he can withstand the attack of the enemy and come into the fold of the Father’s flock.   Then you can truly be one with your neighbor.

You think your boss at work has it in for you?  Every time you talk about him or her, you show how nearsighted you are.  Your battle is not against flesh and blood but against the powers of darkness.  You should, instead, love him with kindness and pray for him.  He needs the Lord’s goodness in his life, and you are the one to lead him to that realization.

What about that teen girl who is seemingly content making your daughter’s life miserable?  She’s not your enemy.  Your battle is against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Learn to pray with the authority of Christ to whom everything must submit (Ephesians 6:18, Colossians 2:10).

Drama.  It’s really there in the heavenly realms.  Let us take off our blinders because the Word of God has revealed to us His desire is for all to be reconciled to Himself (Colossians 1:19) and to be at peace with one another (Matthew 5:9).    So, the next time your mind takes you down the thought path of “it’s us against them,” bring those thoughts into the obedience of Christ.  You are here on the earth as an ambassador of God to take authority over demons and to effectuate the expansion of the Kingdom of God.

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