In the Word Tuesday: Gossip

Well, I survived my bachelorette weekend! I hope you all enjoyed the lovely guest posts while I was away. Things are going to get a little crazy around here with work and the wedding coming up, so please stay with me! I hope to have a post up soon to share my weekend with you all!

Over the weekend I really realized how hard it is to be around 9 other girls for almost three days straight, even if I love them all dearly. Sometimes I don't watch my mouth, and sometimes that leads to be gossiping about others. This is not usually in a malicious way, but it happens more than I would like to admit. I have been trying to be more cognizant of this, but often I fail.

The bible says "Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear" (Ephesians 4:29). Oh how often I fail at this over and over. I have been thinking and praying a lot about how I can stay more aware of my words and whether or not they speak grace. I hate that my words have the potential to be hurtful or bring people down, and it's a hard reality to realize that they do. 

I hope that I can continue to build people up with my words and demonstrate grace through them instead of being unaware of how my words can affect others. For the next few weeks, I want to write down negative things I say or think in my iPhone notes so I can reflect back on them at the end of the day and be more aware of this. Would you join in with me? I know that this will provide a more tangible way to recognize how we are using our words. 

Happy Tuesday Friends! Would you link up and join us?

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  1. Watching your words can be so hard. At the end of my email I have Proverbs 16:24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. It's a good reminder when I'm writing an email to watch the things I'm saying.

  2. Oh my goodnes, I love how the Lord connects our posts almost every week without us even knowing it! He is so sweet. :) So are you!

  3. This is so hard. I agree that when you're around a bunch of girls, it happens often and you have to be conscious of what you say. I've been trying to work on getting rid of my negative thoughts and complaining so this goes right along with that. Thanks for sharing Cassie!

  4. I totally remembered that because a verse similar to it was in the "inviting God to your wedding" book I just finished.

  5. You are! Too funny, He just knows!

  6. I have been paying attention to this for myself as well - sometimes it's so hard and I haven't even realized I've done it until after the words have been said.

  7. I totally agree- one of the biggest things for me has been learning how to recognize it and just claiming it when I do an apologizing!


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