Add some drama to your life

Most of us like drama. Drama on tv is exciting or interesting. We think we know what’s going on. Then all of a sudden, something unexpected happens and we wonder, what’s going to happen next.

On the same note, most of us don’t like drama. Drama in our lives turn the things we like or are used to upside-down. All of a sudden, something unexpected happens and we wonder, what are we going to do next.

How interesting, we like it when it happens to others but not to us. We like it when other people have to manage the distress, heartaches, stress and whatever comes with managing the unexpected.

Psalms explores the drama that King David had to face. We read about how his enemies surround him, how King Saul was after his life. But we also read how he held on to the One who truly matters.

We like to follow the stories of people who overcame diversity and difficulties. Can you imagine watching a movie where the hero goes through life with any difficulties? Which of these would you prefer to read about: a trip to school without any issues, vs a trip to school where the hero was chased by a dog, fell into a puddle, while dodging bullets from the rebel forces fighting for their freedom.

A life without drama is boring, and we don’t grow. In good movies, the heroes must grow and change. Change in their mindset somehow. In the Matrix, the hero grows from an uncertain messiah into one who embraces his calling. In Die hard, our hero grows from a man who’s there to save his marriage to one who’s marriage is strengthened. And you can see this in almost all good movies.

So¬† when you write, add in some unexpected events that will turn things upside-down. You’ll find your story so much more interesting.

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