Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Defeat Gossip Challenge: Idle Time Makes Time for Gossip

Some tips for eliminating gossip tend to focus on eliminating wasteful time spent.

1)No idle time.
2)Be wise in phone conversations, cut it short or have answering machine take messages.
3)Don't waste time in wasteful talking. Also don't talk too much. (Proverbs 10:19)

Luckily, I've never been a phone gossiper. There are so many more things I could be doing than talking on the phone about other people.

There is one thing that every town, community and even church has, a phone gossiper who is always "tearin" up the line!

May we always make the most of the spare time we have and use our phone calls in a needful way.

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Imperfect said...

Talking too much is definitely one thing I have to keep in check. Not always talking about others, but forgetting to slow down and really listen to what someone else has to say. Thanks for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

This rings so true. Thanks for shining a light on all of it. I think sometimes our minds can wander into other places in our idle time when we should be putting our focus to our Lord. Just in reading this I realized how much it does happen. Thanks!
Love your blog :)