I know you’ve had to hear the old saying of “what goes around, comes around”. Well, there can be many aspects to that quote. I have been in many situations where someone starts a conversation with me and low and behold, they are are fishing for info and opening the door to gossip. Yep, that’s what I typed, G-O-S-S-I-P!!!
If someone will talk about others to you, be sure they will talk about you to others.
It’s a vicious cycle. It’s up to you to stop it. Don’t listen to it. And yes, others are going to talk about you like a red headed stepchild. They will run you down like a coon with rabies. They will try to steal the very intimate parts of your soul, but you have to keep going, knowing all the while that God’s got your back. His love endures forever and ever! He is full of mercy and grace. His compassion runneth over.
So when the enemy tries to attack you and you feel like you’ve lost it all and at you wits end, God is still there. He sticks closer than a brother. You can trust Him beyond a shadow of doubt.
Facebook has gotten to be more than just a social site. It’s definitely like living in a fantasy world. People put statuses that you know are directed at you and you know that they would never have the guts to say them to your face. If you see in on Facebook, you know it must be the honest to God truth. Rumors are started out of the most simplest of statuses and you know that it was made more out of it than it really is.
Accusations are thrown at others out of nowhere. Everyone is perfect and make no mistakes. The Gospel according to John becomes the gospel according to Suzy, Jake, Chad, Norma… etc.
Fights become public and disagreements become “hate”. No one is to blame for any of their actions and no one will take responsibility to any pain that they cause for someone.
Someone is always down in the dumps. People judge others for everything they do or say, whether it be good or bad. If you get blessed, they say that you don’t deserve it. If something happens to you in a bad way, you must have deserved it somehow.
Then there are those who hold it against you if you always have something positive to put. You can’t win for losing.
Let’s get Facebook going on a positive track. I know that we can’t change everybody’s thought process, but we can start with our own friends list. If they don’t like it, there is always a delete button… just sayin’… 🙂
In the words of Rodney King, “Why can’t we all just get along?”
Please help me to think before I speak. For You know that I would never intentionally hurt anyone. Guide my actions to do only Your will. Guide my steps to only go as far as You will allow me. Guide my thoughts so that I do not think on things that are not of You. Guide my heart so that nothing can enter that is not pure and holy.
In Jesus Holy Name, Amen.
Women, more than men, have a hard time containing how we feel. We get bouts of diarrhea of the mouth. I for one, have had a time of speaking whatever I happen to be thinking. I’ll be thinking and before I know it, it comes out the mouth. I find myself using the old saying,
“God, direct me today by placing one hand around my shoulder and Your other around my mouth.”
I will always need God’s help. It’s not something that I can handle on my own. And believe me, He does a great job of keeping me quite. Now if I could only get my thoughts under subjection.
Now we all have our ups and downs and battles and bad days. I depend on my Heavenly Father to get me thru those times. And boy, do I have a lot of them!
That said, (let me pull out my soap box right quick), OK, I can not stand a nasty attitude, especially in a grown woman. It looks nasty and sounds nasty when woman go around bad mouthing, threatening to whoop somebody, and always trying to tell somebody off. It’s a big turn off for potential friendship.
In Ephesians 4:29 says,
“Let no corrupt communication come out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use if edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
Lying, gossip, telling someone off, and bad language all fall under corrupt communication.
2 Corinthians 6:17 & 18 –
“Wherefore, come out from amoung them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
Being a Christian, I can not live like the world. I have to set myself apart from all things that are not of Christ. Which means that I can not pop off at the mouth or tell everything I know about someone. I have to live a separated life and ask God to “create in me a clean heart.” (Psalms 51:10)
“How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace and bring glad tidings of good things!”
Blessings and cursings do not come out of the same fountain. I can not stand it when people say that they are desperately praying for this or that, or praying for someone, and in the next breath, they are cursing someone else or putting someone down. I do not believe that God honors prayers from a heart that does not honor Him. It stinks in His nostrils. You want Him to do something for you, but you don’t have time to live for Him? You don’t put Him first but you want things your way?
Strive to spread the good things in life and of God and to speak the gospel of peace, not corruption. When you find yourself falling being and into old habits, just cry out, “Oh Lord Jesus, help me!”, and He will be there for you.