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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth

-gossip makes its way around the world before the truth has time to pull its pants up-

Now isn't that the sad truth? Living in a small town, I have heard plenty of gossip & seen the damage that it can cause to individuals & their families. I used to be a part of the problem, waltzing around with my shallow "friends" talking about others & who has done what. I admit it. I am now working to become part of the solution. I am wondering, as you consider what is coming out of your mouth, if you would want people saying the same things of you and your family that you say about them? As you slander, gossip, and spread lies, do you think you are making God or anyone else proud of you? Do you think you are making yourself seem like a good, virtuous person full of integrity & love? Do you think that people enjoy hanging around people who talk about others all the time? Because let me be the one to tell you, if someone talks about others to you then she will surely talk about you to others. That's just the way this nasty game works.


Proverbs 20:19 - A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid a man who talks too much.

I serve a God who hates gossip. He abhors it, despises it, loathes it. As a matter of fact, there is proof of this in the Bible:

Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things which the LORD hates, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

See that? God hates a false witness. He hates a lying tongue. When you do something that God hates, woah! You better watch out!!

Proverbs 13:3
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

I used to get mad when people talked about me and my family, maybe I still do somewhat. But for the most part I just feel pity for the fools flapping their jaws. They're the ones making themselves look like idiots, they're the ones in disobedience to God, they're the ones who can't be trusted. It's not up to me to get revenge, or to judge them. That part is up to God and He will do a far better job of it than I ever could!

Proverbs 20:19 He who goes about as a slanderer reveals secrets, Therefore do not associate with a gossip.
This small town is full of corruption & gossipers. I have always known that. I have been a victim of it, my entire family still is. I am happy to see my family getting out of here & I am overjoyed to be getting out myself. I will never be living here again, I know that. My daughter will not be brought up in a place such as this. All I can say is I have an awesome, mighty God on my side! The giver and taker of life, the truth-bearer! Who do you have? Because I'm God's daughter and He faithfully takes care of His children. For you gossipers, take heed! This is your warning, God is not happy with you!

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