Why The Addiction To Drama Is A Desperate Attempt For Control

January 29, 2013
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We love drama because it magnifies our significance. It allows us for some small moment to feel like we control the outcome. This has been the default mode of the human heart, ever since the dramatic fall from grace which occurred in the Garden of Eden. Our ancestors were not satisfied with the script and wanted to become the script-writers. But God often wants you to work behind the scenes, so that He could take center stage.

Some people are addicted to drama because it empowers them to be the narrator of a story where they are the hero and everyone around is a villain. 

The truth is that the story with the most drama has already been written, and we need to realize we are not the heroes and are only villains – until our story is re-rewritten by the Great Narrator – Jesus.

This gives us freedom from seeking drama to proclaim our heroism but rather in humility, we seek to fulfill the role that the Script writer has already written for us. 

When we realize that not everything around us is about us – this releases us to love those around us, despite what they think of us.

To live a great story is to first acknowledge Who wrote that story and to stick to the script that has been purposefully penned for our joy and for Jesus’ glory.

Bogdan Kipko

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Founder & Pastor of Forward Church In Irvine, CA & host of the Fuel For Life Podcast which is listened to in 50 states & 118 countries. Join the FFL nation!