Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Day 2: Defeat Gossip Challenge

Day 2 Challenge: "Agree with friends and family not to gossip"

What do YOU consider to be gossip among others? Can you talk about the truth with others about someone without it being considered gossip? Where is the line drawn?

UPDATE: Making an announcement, "Hear Ye, Hear Ye! I will know longer be gossiping, so please make note!" is really not easy, or the best way to handle alerting others of my challenge. It really is best talking to people one-on-one about it. For instance: A friend of mine and I were discussing a situation concerning a particular person I am close to. After telling the situation, which was needful to be told, I committed to my friend that I was not going to say anything negative about this person....period! Emphasizing this to my friend encourages me to be an example to her, and her accountability helps keep my attitude in check.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Defeat Gossip Challenge

It has been a huge burden on my heart for a long time now, and has recently been brought to my attention by others.....I have a bad, bad attitude. I do not know when it started, but I have been on this mean streak that MUST come to an end. Bad thoughts and attitudes towards others has brought gossip out of my mouth and unkindness out of my heart.

To help me with this HUGE problem, which has progressed over time, I'm going to take one day at a time to banish my bad attitude (which brings forth gossip).

Everyday I will carry an index card with a new "step" to defeat gossip. Here is where I found my so-called "steps."

Tomorrow: "Think godly thoughts of others" Will you join me in this fight (flesh and spirit)?

UPDATE: Today I tried to turn thoughts of others to good thoughts about them. I was confused at what it meant to "think godly thoughts of others". What does that mean to you? To be "godly" and think well of others? Or to think of ways people are godly?