believe it or not...
At this time of the year...
Taming out tongues are a little harder.
We're around people more
Whenever one comes to see me, he speaks falsely,
while his heart gathers slander;
then he goes out and spreads it abroad.
I'm not talking about a true friend.
I'm talking about acquaintances that aren't out for your best interest.
mother in the mom's group (who has to have EVERYTHING perfect)...
classmate (who checks your grades more than their own)
neighbor (who thinks you're the Jones)
family member (didn't a name pop in your head...)
or fellow church attender... (another name popped in your head...just let it pop out)
There are some...who wish you well...
some who...don't but they're not going to tell you.
That's the subtly of the devil.
I really don't have many acquaintances like that anymore.
I finally learned to distant myself from people who slander.
Oh they still talk about me...but I'm not around to hear it!
Somehow they keep cropping up.
Lord...let me not be one of them.
Because I slip too!
But back to the "friend" at hand.
When someone who you KNOW is a busy body, a gossip, a slanderer...
you're best best this holiday season is to
They can't gather slander if you don't give them any information.
If they choose to talk to you anyway...just say
"Oh, I'd love to talk, but I have to attend to something now...gotta go."
No one can argue with that.
If they choose to argue with that...
dig in your heels and run away!
So there you go...
avoidance, polite exit and in case of real trouble...
run, Forest, RUN!
(With all the Christmas going ons...I'll have a chance to practice this TONIGHT...so pray for me!, but it's smooth sailing for Wednesday night and Thursday night...that is unless I mess up!)