This week I have been focused on my word study.
The word is: Gossip.
I have asked myself a question: Am I fueling gossip by sharing with someone who doesn’t have my best interests in mind?
There have been times in my life I have struggled with various circumstances. I will tell a person what is going on, ask them to pray, and then I walk away from the conversation feeling like I should have never even shared with them in the first place.
Why? Because I get the impression through their actions/inaction that they only care to know about the juicy details so they can talk about us behind our backs.
I can tell who truly genuinely cares about some of our struggles. I can also tell who is looking at our struggles and scoffing. Live and learn I guess.
I ought to stop being vulnerable with the wrong people. I need to stop giving people who act poorly the benefit of the doubt over and over again.
I can count on less than one hand the people who I trust who care and will pray, who follow-up and do not speak ill of us behind our backs.
More importantly – I ought to focus on Psalm 118:8, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans.” (H/T: Mommas Time)
I have limited my sharing and feel good about that decision. I can go to God first. If I need help after that I will stick to my core peeps who I know have integrity and won’t throw me under the bus the first chance they get.
Have you ever been vulnerable with the wrong person?