Monday, April 7, 2008

Lets talk about Gossip! :o)

So there are a few things in my life I have always struggled with. This is one of them. It's not like I sit around looking to hear information or look to share information but a good majority of my conversations end with me wondering if I should have been a part of the conversation. I am the kind of female that feels a need to talk out things that are frustrating me and that can almost always end in me sharing information that I only shared because I was mad about something.

So why am I talking about all this? Well in the small groups lesson I taught this past Sunday night this is what we talked about, Gossip that is. They had this "Checklist" in the book that gave you questions to ask yourself to decide if what you were about to say would qualify as Gossip. SO... all day today I kept trying to keep my mouth shut. Sometimes I succeeded and sometimes I failed miserably. But even when I succeeded I was still going nuts in my head pitching a fit about this person or that. This just leads me to another dilemma. You see, Scripture says that if we think something it is just as bad as doing it. Now how am I supposed to handle all these frustrations with people that are running around in my head? I can't share it with others because it becomes Gossip but if I am thinking in my head about how ridiculous, or irritating someone or something is that is just as bad as saying it. So how do I handle this? Thoughts?