Monday, June 30, 2014

~You can't bring me down!~

Gossip is something that is in the world and even in our churches, it destroys things and especially church thing that we can all learn is to work on our ability to keep our mouths shut!
Why is it that we always have to feel like we need to say something about another person? Is it because we want to make ourselves feel better? Because really when you gossip about others it hurts you more so than it does that person..don't you see? You're destroying yourself! There is no reason to feel the need to  bring up someone's past situations..don't you realize that it causes them to go back to that situation every time you mention it?
 I don't know about you but I don't want to go back to the person that I used to be! I want to only get better with time and move on to happier times in my life!
So why bring those issues up to them concerning their past..When they've already moved past it? Lets not gossip even if it's the truth about their situation..they don't want to talk about it, they don't want to go back there again in their life so lets move on and stop being so nosy about things that aren't our concern because that's going to hurt them if you bring that situation up in your conversation!
We all have that issue in our lives that we choose to forget rather than remember..because it hurts to go back to those things..why would we want to bring up their painful issues that they have decided to forget? We need to be considerate and thoughtful of their feelings as well as our own feelings! Instead of gossiping..lets help build them up and move on with their lives! Lets help them to see that we've all done things that we're not proud of but God can help anyone change! We need to offer them words of hope..not words that tear them down! 
Think before you a life changer for someone by offering them the opportunity to make their life anew and tell them that there's another chance for them in their lives! With Jesus.. It's a new day full of mercy and grace..lets offer our neighbor the same!
Speak truth, speak life, offer words of hope and most of all love your neighbor enough to hold your tongue from saying hurtful words!
Saying something kind to your neighbor one time during the week can build them up for the rest of the week! Choose your words wisely though because you can just as easily break them down with one sentence and end up ruining their whole week! Think about that today and realize that gossip hurts everyone..even the person speaking those words!

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