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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cafe Chat - October 11th

Gossip… What emotion does that word evoke in you? Sadly, I have been the deliverer of gossip more times than I can count, and at the same time have been hurt by others gossiping about me. The Lord took me on a journey that began about 8 years ago to deal with the sin of gossip in my life, and girl was it a hard one at times. I have come a LONG way with the Lord’s intervention and guidance when it comes to gossip, and now this subject is quite dear to me.

I think by our nature women are more susceptible to the sin of gossip, and we can make it out to not be such a bad thing, BUT IT IS. So today, I would like for us to get a little personal and share an experience that you had with gossip. I want for us all to see how devastating this sin can be, and if gossip exists in our lives, let us go to the Lord and ask him to eradicate it completely.

Without sharing names and using specific details, please share a time when gossip reared its ugly head in your life, and what was the outcome (whether you were the one who gossiped, or the gossip was about you).


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Anonymous Devita said...

hahaha, Kim, this is the hardest lessons for girls i think:D

October 11, 2008 at 3:27 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

Wow, another great question sweetie.

October 11, 2008 at 4:49 AM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

While one of my four sister-in-laws was visiting from out of town, we started talking, I mean gossipping about my youngest brother, who has been unfaithful to his wife and for some reason, I shared a secret that my 30 year old son had told me that my brother had smoked pot with his 16 year old daughter and that I found it odd that my sister-in-law and brother would let their 17 year old daughter spend the night with my other brother's 16 year old. As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I knew I had crossed a line and there was no returning. I begged her not to tell her husband, my brother, but of course that did not happen. Not only did she tell my brother, my brother told his 17 year old daughter that your aunt said that....and just remember that if you do drugs we will be testing you when you get home...Well my 17 year old neice told my 16 year old neice and she told her dad, and her dad calle my 30 year old son, because my son was the only one my brother had told and he was livid with him and me. I have been living in such shame since then, and have not seen or talked to my brothers or my sisters-in-law. My son smoothed things over but it is a tangled web we weave when we choose to get on the gossip train. Thanks for listening because this happened only 2 months ago and I still am sad at what my mouth caused.

October 11, 2008 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger ChristiS said...

oh yes, this is one that I struggle with too!

October 12, 2008 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my husband and i were separated for a brief period a few years back, and i became entangled in some dark sins, the biggest being gossip about him. my anger at him clouded my ability to keep our personal problems private, and i'm still reaping the crop almost 4 years later. i learned, from having to confess to him and to God and to ask for forgiveness, it's never worth it to talk about anyone unless your talking TO them. i still struggle to resist the temptation, but it gets easier every day. wish i could say the same for the temptation of ice cream!

October 12, 2008 at 10:09 AM  

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