Drama. Relationship drama. Gulp! But don’t worry! We’re learning how to deal with drama. Each week, we’ll see how Colossians 3:13-14 offers us a path to peace when drama tries to bring division into our friendships, “more-than-friends” relationships, and families.
This week, we tuned into the Loop Show and took a look at Colossians 3:13-14 to learn that loving others the way Jesus loves them means focusing our attention on them instead of ourselves.
The foundation of EVERY strong relationship — no matter what kind of relationship it is — is love. We have to choose to love others unselfishly. Most of the time, we naturally think of ourselves first. We worry about what other people think about us or how we look. We focus on ourselves. Loving others the way Jesus loves them means we stop worrying about the attention we’re getting and focus our attention on others. When we’re ready to put loving someone else ahead of our own preferences and feelings, we’re prepared to avoid relationship drama.
At bedtime this week, read Colossians 3:13-14 and pray together. Ask God to help your child learn to clothe themselves in God’s love so they’ll understand their true worth. Pray they’ll never look for attention or value in anyone other than their heavenly Father.