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Friday, February 14, 2020


Drama Queen
Pastor B.J. Knefley

Are you one who fights with life? You might be if you hate it when things do not go as planned. You get annoyed when you find yourself behind a Sunday driver on the way to work on Monday morning. Does life come too fast or too slow? Are you prone to extremes? Either you are up or you are down, the middle of the road just doesn’t work for you.

It has been said if you don’t learn something the first time, you will just come back to it repeatedly until you get it right. I do not know if this is truly accurate, but it does seem to work that way doesn’t it?

We burn a lot of energy going in circles. Much of that energy seems to be spent on what I call mental gymnastics. For those that might be wondering, mental gymnastics is that time we spend in thought, going over and over the same thing, trying to do in our minds what we really need to be doing in physical action. We wrestle with, “If only this didn’t happen, I wouldn’t be in this place or going through what I’m having to go through”. If this sounds familiar, then you have been playing mental gymnastics. The simple solution might be to just accept the reality of the situation and focus on some sound direction to move in. Unfortunately, some resort to a life of drama and their woes of misery and doom. This behavior is not limited to one gender for it is as common to one as it is the other.

Life is too short to focus on what cannot be changed. Instead we need to learn to focus on what we can change. Perhaps it is our attitude as we learn to live and walk out our faith. After all, if God truly has a purpose for our life then wouldn’t it make sense to try to see our life through His eyes instead of our own? Who we are today is the sum total of who we have been. What has happened, and how we have reacted and responded to what has happened has created who we are today. We can choose to be a drama queen, or we can learn and grow through these experiences. This choice confronts each of us. The question of direction will be determined by the choices we make. We either become part of the problem or part of the solution. Think about it.


How2b said...

Thank you for explaining this in another way, by referring to it as mental gymnastics. Very well said.

Anonymous said...

Amen Bernie