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  1. Robert
    May 16, 2018 @ 7:12 pm

    This is a great post full of wise advice. The incident in the toilet stall is hilarious. It is easy to be influenced by gossip when others say things about another such that it can destroy a whole ministry. We can think of someone negatively, and their impact and effectiveness is lessened while we are no longer able to receive anything from them.

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    • Cool Breeze
      May 16, 2018 @ 7:24 pm

      In today’s society we just don’t realize the impact of what gossip can do to each other. And this is against people we say we love. So imagine how we treat celebrities or people we believe won’t ever hear about it. And these are the adults. Kids are getting worse. We could spend a month talking about this

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  2. Donna Miller
    May 17, 2018 @ 4:36 am

    Gossip is horrible, I have seen some serious damage! I try to mind my own business, just as you suggested. We really don’t need an opinion where we are not invested!

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    • Cool Breeze
      May 17, 2018 @ 11:04 am

      Excellent advice. It’s so easy to participate especially when it’s juicy. God really has to help me with this

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  3. Robert
    May 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

    I was once having a conversation in a group of other Christians, and one woman began bad mouthing someone else the moment that person’s name was mentioned in a completely neutral context. No-one else in the group had initiated any gossip. Then suddenly that person she was talking about walked on by and was standing next to her for at least a good minute or so as she continued her gossip about him. Everyone else in the group just smiled politely, not saying anything, knowing that she was digging herself into a hole. Then suddenly she realised he was right there beside her listening and was immediately embarrassed! It was funny, like one of these scenes in a film or TV show! 🙂

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    • Cool Breeze
      May 19, 2018 @ 3:31 pm

      A lot of times it’s coming out natural when we gossip we don’t even realize we are doing it. I know I did until I made a conscious effort to stop and avoid these embarrassing situations. Thanks for reading

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  4. Christa
    May 21, 2018 @ 7:20 pm

    Great insight and very wise words! It’s so easy to get caught up in conversations without realizing the damage that can be done to others.

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    • Cool Breeze
      May 21, 2018 @ 7:32 pm

      Almost everyone does it and we hardly ever realize it. Thank you for reading

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  5. Shelley
    May 22, 2018 @ 5:25 pm

    Gossip is so destructive and can wound so many. I think we all have to be aware of the — I am just telling you this so you can pray about it — sometimes it’s really not about prayer. Great post

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    • Cool Breeze
      May 22, 2018 @ 5:28 pm

      Thanks for the feedback. It’s a hard road to travel. Good thing I have people in my corner helping me out

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  6. Vicky
    June 3, 2018 @ 11:43 pm

    Most people assume that gossip only relates to saying negative things about someone but even the positive “news” you share can have a detrimental effect. This is the bit I struggle with especially when there were no explicit instructions to keep an exciting news secret!

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    • Cool Breeze
      June 3, 2018 @ 11:44 pm

      That is an excellent point. Never looked at it that way before. Wow that hit me like a ton of bricks. Thanks for sharing

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