Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Humility in the center of a circle of girls...

I recently was in a company of women with a lot of drama going on. 
(Disclaimer on the photo...the photo doesn't represent the drama fest I'm speaking of...they're just poor youth who happen to be stuck in my digital camera.)

O.k.  I know. 
Women...together...sometimes ends in drama.
(Men do it too...they just call if Alpha male take over - short, quick, drama gone.)

Anyhoo...here we are with all this drama going on and I do what I shouldn't do.
I start blaming EVERYTHING on me. Why do I do that?

It's like some sort of self-perpetuating blame game which is really routed in pride.
(I'm trying to manipulate the person causing the drama and trying to play God...that's prideful.)

I'm thinking if I just blame everything on me...then they'll feel vindicated and everything will go back to normal.
I called my husband for support and all he could say is...ha!

I moaned to my friend about it the yesterday and she said something that totally opened my eyes and I won't forget it!
"You're going to get drama from girls of ANY age Lorrie."
"The drama doesn't stop because you get older."

I hadn't really considered it.  WOW!  
That one statement allowed me to not take everything so seriously and just release things to the hands of God.  Something I should of done in the first place.

Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders.  
all of you be submissive to one another, 
and be clothed with humility for
"God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.."
1 Peter 5:5 (emphasis mine)



Bethany said...

I don't think it's an acceptable statement that "you're going to get drama from girls of any age." We older "girls" need to grow up, get over it, and act like adults, not high school kids. It really fries me when grown ups act like teens. I try, not always successfuly, to keep a lid on my own drama. We need to set an example for the younger crowd, of what to do and how to behave, not what NOT to do. I love your blog and how real you are, and I think you're one awesome mom, artist, and woman of God!

Lorrie said...

Is that Bethany with the three great toe head swedish looking kids and the cute as a button brownie?! You're right but the statement was good to show me at the time that sometimes adults act like...not even teens...but like my 5 year old. oh...there's more that I can say...but I'm saving that for tomorrow's blog.

Bethany said...

Yeah of course it's me, and I look forward to tomorrow's blog!