Unbelievable things happen to good people. Undeserving stuff happens to those we view unworthy. Strange unexplainable events take place everywhere around the world. Soon mouths are moving and hearts are broken; things are done and words are spoken to change the perspectives of many. Rumors are begun and accusations fly like birds scattered from a loud noise. Drama. Drama. Drama. It is everywhere you go. It does not stop after you graduate from school or college, it just gets different to fit whatever situation you find yourself in. As Christians we need to begin to see drama differently and take part in God’s Drama.
I try hard not to let drama control my life, however I work with two types of persons who usually are at the heart of it: teenagers and restaurant workers. I often can find myself drawn into the excitement of “he said she said” and the “didja hears”. It is easy in this worldly time to forget for moments at a time that the words we speak can either bring life or death, healing or brazenness. We need to see things in a slightly different light, a view point of drama maybe not seen before.
Drama Defined in Webster’s Dictionary: a : a composition in verse or prose intended to portray life or character or to tell a story usually involving conflicts and emotions through action and dialogue and typically designed for theatrical performance : play — compare closet drama b : a movie or television production with characteristics (as conflict) of a serious play; broadly : a play, movie, or television production with a serious tone or subject <a police drama>: dramatic art, literature, or affairsa : a state, situation, or series of events involving interesting or intense conflict of forces
Drama is the unfolding of a story, often in skit-form. Hmmm, could we not use the Bible as our drama? It has verse, portrays life and it has conflict. If we decide to use the Bible as our skit, all we have to do is learn the lines and then continually practice them. By building up the character in us, we can be a spectacular sight for others to live by for they will see the star quality in us: Jesus.
If we have troubles along the way say for instance, learning our lines or understanding the purpose for a certain setting, we can seek out the Director. He will place people in the right places and guide us to the perfect performance. (Webster: di·rec·tor noun \də-ˈrek-tər, dī-\: one who directs: as a : the head of an organized group or administrative unit b : one of a group of persons entrusted with the overall direction of a corporate enterprise people in the right places and guide us to the perfect performance.) The Director can change the scenery along the way to make more sense of the current scene we are acting out. The Director sets the theme and the tone for the entire skit and we just need to trust Him to get us through to the end.
So as you can see, drama can be a good thing in our lives when we look to the Director to guide us and show us how to tweak our performances. He will give us confidence and an assured path to get us to the next act in the dramas of our lives. By choosing to follow the Bible as our script for life, we can have a sureness about us as we look to the Director for all of our answers. We however, cannot ad-lib our lines to fit the skit into our life situations. We cannot make up things as we go along or deviate from the acts which have already been laid out for us to perform. By seeking out the Director these mistakes can be avoided and a beautiful display of His handiwork can be seen by many!
What kind of drama will you choose today? One with a Director who knows the way to a great performance and has already written the words for us? Or will you take matters into your own hands and write your own skit, hoping it fits into the Directors plan for the performance?