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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!"

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  • no profile photo BONCIE
    You are a wonderful inspiration!! Keep up your blogs, so many God inspiring words to keep us on track! I'm still struggling but not giving up!!! Just not too sure how to use Spark people, but I really enjoy all the emails I get. When you get this age, sometimes it's hard to understand! So proud of you!!!!
    3957 days ago
    Extremely healthy!!
    3959 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6939912
    Ooooooo guurrrllll, you know what I heard......... Hallelul stopped accepting gossip and others followed her lead. Oooo and you know what else I heard....without all that gossip, the church got seriously on one accord and souls were saved and folks were delivered!!!

    But, I ain't one to gossip, so you didn't hear that from me. emoticon
    3960 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/10/2010 11:56:16 AM
    Great blog today-you are so right! Normandy
    3963 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1286196
    Nice lesson...thanks for sharing your revelation!
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  • CAROLX914
    lol great blog it made me smile today..
    3963 days ago
    Woo! This is a right now word! Thanks for sharing. :)
    3963 days ago
    Not many who have gotten sweet on the habit of gossip can make the change.

    You have done so well.

    One day a co-worker was offering me some gossip on another person on the job and I asked innocently "and what does this have to do with me?" She immediately got the message that I was a no gossip person and it was almost comical watching her gather her gossip with a clumsy explanation of why she thought I needed to know the information and make a speedy exit.

    It comes with practice... I accept information about people on a need-to-know basis. If I do not need-to-know I stop people from telling me stuff. The more you here the more you tend to want clarified and I do not trust too much information in my head.

    AGAIN... WELL DONE!! emoticon
    3963 days ago
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