Gossip And The Lemon
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Before I drifted off to sleep the other night, I was blessed by The Lord to receive a powerful revelation on the subject of Gossip. I have mentioned in a previous blog, that this is part of my 'I Can't Go Back' spreadsheet. Here is what I received:
The lesson involved a lemon that I had in the kitchen. The part of the lemon I could see looked okay. Later I noticed its color changing from that bright yellow to dark yellow and even kind or orange so with trash day coming up I picked it up to discard it but got a little startled because there was this black sut like substance where the lemon was rotten in a place I couldn't see; a place where is was making contact with the shelving used to hold it. So even though I threw the lemon away there was a reminder that something rotten has been there.
That lemon, through God's Divine Revelation, Hallelujah, provided a clear picture of the affects of gossip. Like the lemon, gossip looks enticing and juicy (yep most forget the obvious bitter). The juicy news is shared by one to another about someone else. Then the gossip begans to change the recipient. It makes her or him form a negative or discolored/darkened opinion about the person. Next is contact. The recipient of the gossip doesn't see it but the gossip has caused their contact with the person to be rotten. They can't even greet that person without the drama that they heard making them form a bad opinion about subject. I got the opportunity to say "No Gossip!" and let the person know that I didn't want to hear it and I tell you what, especially for my fellow church goers, it makes your praise 100% better when your focus is on Christ and not someone's drama. Drama will be there, but it's getting OUT of me. I don't want to be a trash can! "I Can't Go Back!"