No More Negatives

Believe None of What You Hear
& Only Half of What You See...
A person who is going somewhere, 
Speaks of where he is going.
A person who is going no where, 
Speaks of what he is going through.

The more Like Jesus a Man Becomes, The Less he Criticizes Other People...
A gossip goes around revealing secrets,but those who are
trustworthy can keep a confidence.  Proverbs 11:13

Fire goes out for lack of fuel, and quarrels disappear
when the gossip stops. Proverbs 26:20

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love but he
that repeateth a matter...separateth friend. Proverbs 17:9 

My name is GOSSIP

I have no respect for justice.
I maim without killing,
I break hearts and ruin lives.
I am cunning, malicious and gather strength with age.
The more I am quoted, the more I am believed.

I flourish at every level of society.
My victims are helpless, they cannot protect themselves
against me, because I have no name and no face. To track me down
is impossible, the harder you try, the more elusive I become..

I am nobody's friend.
Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same.
I topple governments and wreck marriages. I ruin careers
and cause sleepless nights, heartaches and indigestion.
I spawn suspicion and generate grief.

I make innocent people cry...
Even my name hisses.
I am called GOSSIP.
Office gossip - Shop gossip
Party gossip - Telephone Gossip.
I make headlines and headaches.

REMEMBER, before you repeat a story, ask yourself: Is it true?
Is it fair? Is it necessary?? If not, do not repeat it.


Gossip in the Church

Enticing Isn't It...Finding Out Secrets...Warning Others...Excuses to Gossip
"For the good of the people", "We have a right to know", "So you can pray for him".

Before Sharing a Secret, be Sure to Consider Your Heart 1st.
Speak in Love & Kindness & Notice Your Feelings...
If the Person was there in Front of You...How Would You Say it?
If it Makes You Feel Good Repeating Something Bad, this May be Gossip. 
All the evil dispositions & failings we detect in others...
are due to Satan. It is the evil one whispering in our hearts
who cause words & deeds so ready to condemn, exaggerate, divide...

"I will not be poisoned by your negative words"