Avoid the Drama

by | Mar 6, 2019

Avoid the Drama I Daily Walk Devotion

We all have those people who are constantly involved in some drama. No matter where they go controversy seems to follow. If nothing is happening, they will often generate problems because they don’t know how to function without it. We need to avoid the drama and don’t fall for the smooth talk.

‭‭Romans‬ ‭16:17-18‬‬‬

“Now I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who create divisions and obstacles contrary to the teaching that you learned. Avoid them, because such people do not serve our Lord Christ but their own appetites. They deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting with smooth talk and flattering words.”

Since the Beginning

Ever since the church has started there has been drama. It began with the Hellenist women being neglected and has continued till today. People see a gathering of like-minded people and see it as an opportunity to draw attention to themselves by the division they bring. These smooth talkers have deceived well-meaning people. Paul is telling the Romans to avoid these people and the controversy they create.

No Substance

Why do people act this way? They are serving their own appetites. There is no need to get into the psychology of why they do it but suffice it to say they aren’t serving the Lord. Most of the drama comes about because someone wants attention or influence but not the responsibility of leadership. They are envious of the pastor or the leaders and want people to go to them as an expert. They sway people with their smooth talk and flattering words, but there is no substance underneath the surface.

Show a United Front

Trust that the leadership in your church is there because God wants them there. If God wanted to remove them, he would. When a divisive person comes into the church show a united front that is planted on the Word of God, don’t allow someone who isn’t involved and active in your church to usurp what God is doing, when the church body does this these people exit quickly. Preserve the health of your church by watching out for people like this.