I’ve never known anyone to be as gloomy, nasty, or self centered, as the Facebook Dramatist.
Where else can a thespian find such an instant audience but on Facebook?
Don’t misunderstand me, please. I’m all for sharing concerns and celebrations with those who are your friends.
But the Facebook Dramatist (FD) takes sharing to a whole new level.
For instance, if someone’s mind sat down on them, and they forgot to wish the FD happy birthday, the post will read something like this:
“Well, it doesn’t take much to learn who your friends are. I’ve bent over backwards to make sure my friends have what they need, but how do some repay me? They can’t even remember to wish me happy birthday.”
Or, from the veteran FD, you may read this-
“I’m finished being the nice one. From now on, people are going to dance to MY tune! I’ve had it with do gooders judging me because I don’t act like they want me to. I’m as much a Christian as the next person. I just don’t blow about it like they do. I’m gonna live my life the way I want, and they can kiss my cupcake if they don’t like it.”
Some of the best ones, though, are where they have a gripe with one person, who shall go unnamed (but YOU know who you are)-
“And they told me I could trust them.”
“I wish a certain someone would quit acting like they’re God’s gift to women.”
“I’m not listening to your crap any longer…”
Yes, the Facebook Dramatist can grab an audience simply by posting the bare bones of truth, flocked with a healthy covering of intrigue, highlights of doubt, and published so all their friends can grab a mouthful.
If only the FD would understand things like, “A soft answer turns away wrath…” (Proverbs 15:1) and “…Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” (Philippians 4:8 NLT)
Each time we post something online, we have a decision to make. Will we incite hatred, divide friends, and stir up unbelief, or will we encourage others to be their best, live right, and trust God?
God walks with the humble, the peacemaker, and those who put other people first.
But His face is far from the proud, the instigator, the troublemaker.
Are YOU a Facebook Dramatist, or are you someone who is known as an encourager?
“There are six things the Lord hates – no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.” (Proverbs 6:16 – 6:19 NLT)
“For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it. The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:10 – 3:12 NLT)