Hi, my name is Zoe Elmore and I'm a recovering "Drama Queen". There, I said it!
If you know me at all, you will know how grateful I am that God blessed Tom and me with two sons and one AMAZING daughter-in-law (who is the farthest thing from a drama queen. I don't even think she knows what that is). Boys and spiritually mature women are so easy and they have taught me so much about the reasons why I don't want to be a "Drama Queen" anymore.
Because I'm a recovering "Drama Queen" I can easily recognize and have little tolerance for "Drama Queen" behavior these days.
Sadly, it has taken a lifetime, but thankfully, I have outgrown the need for a "Me" centered universe. Instead, I have tried to become a Jesus girl who is kind, compassionate, considerate, low-maintenance, thick skinned and drama free. Yes, I do meltdown from time to time, and even step back into the "drama zone" but I don't want the story of my life to be about me! I want it to be about Jesus and how HE has changed my life, redeemed my life and empowered my life.
That's why I'm saddened and shocked when I see and hear adult women fussing, fuming, whispering about one another and throwing temper tantrums.
Friends, life on this side of heaven is too short and the world is too lost for beautiful and blessed Jesus girls to act like 4th graders.
As believers in Christ we must choose how we live our lives.
If you recognize yourself in any of these behaviors, I would encourage you to take a breath, confess your sin of "self idolatry", then kneel before the ONE who gave HIS life so that you and I could testify to HIS amazing grace in our lives.
Are you guilty of:
2. Discontent - Always wanting "What she has"
3. Refusing to grow up and get over it
4 Being Catty and making snide remarks
5. A Critical attitude, but can't take constructive criticism.
6. Being a Snob
8. Manipulating Others to get what you want
10. Breaking confidences
11. Constant neediness and demand for attention
12. Being Easily offended
13. Forcing others to walk on eggshells
14. Moodiness (other than the monthly hormonal ritual)
15. Being Dishonest
16. Refusing to listen more than you speak
If you answered yes to any of these I would encourage you to step away from your former sinful life and call on Jesus. When we do that, through the power of the Holy Spirit HE enables us to live a life that builds up others, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically, leaving the drama far behind us.
I'm encouraging you to get over yourself and rise above your former self in order to let your life testify to the redeeming and transforming power of Jesus Christ. I'm encouraging you to live your life above yourself and for Jesus.
To encourage you, remember that you are NOT alone in this. Jesus and His most trusted disciple friends had to work through some drama of their own. Peter had a very short fuse. James and John grew up with a mother who was pushy and insisted on having her own way. Thomas had a negative outlook and Matthew had a past. Not one of Jesus' beloved friends could stay awake when Jesus needed them most. But in the end, they invited and allowed the power of the Holy Spirit to change them from the inside out and they changed the world forever.
If that's not an encouragement to put away the drama.....Maybe it should be.
Now it's your turn.