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 we don’t get to choose our family, but we do get to choose how we respond to them when drama shows up.
God has placed each of us in our specific families for a purpose. We don’t get to choose our family, but we do get to choose how we respond to our family when drama shows up. We can choose to be patient. Colossians 3:13 tells us to “bear with each other.” This means that we offer grace and understanding, and that we’re ready to be patient with others when they upset us.
We can choose to forgive. We all make mistakes, so we all need forgiveness. God forgives us when we ask, so we should forgive our families when they ask for it, too. We can choose to respond with love. Verse 14 tells us love is the key to unity in our relationships, so if we want our families to be unified and peaceful, we must choose to speak and act from a place of love.
At bedtime this week, read Colossians 3:13-14 and pray together. Ask God to help your child have a positive presence in their families. Pray for God’s love to strengthen them as they seek to create peace instead of drama.