i was told something recently and asked not to repeat it. We have all been in this situation before. When told not to repeat it we say, "of coarse not" or "you know i wouldn't". But maybe when hubby gets home you might repeat it to him, i mean he is your husband after all. it's expected that you tell him right? Did the person say don't repeat this but telling your husband is ok? Hmmmm . . . . . . . thats where it starts. Sometimes its like word vomit it just falls out of your mouth. You just tell, you don't mean to. But you do.
Well, i repeated a story ( not to my husband ) , but never the less repeated it. And you know what happened. Nothing. Then . . . . . 2 months later it did. Sometimes it takes awhile for it to get back to the person, but it always does. Boy, did i have egg on my face. Not only didi i basically lie saying i wouldn't repeat it, then did. But i hurt someone that i cared for very deeply.
Thankfully my friend is a believer and knew the power of forgiveness. She forgave me the moment i asked. i was so grateful, but it almost made me feel worse that i didn't have to beg for it.
Well, at 34 years old i have finally learned to keep my mouth shut. if someone entrusts me with something to value it and keep quiet.
Allot of times i see gossip in the church disguised as "prayer requests". People chatting asking someone to pray for so and so, and then sharing all their personal business. God already knows the person and the issues. it says in
John 2:25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
i think we all need to be careful what we repeat and why. Lets all learn to keep our mouth shut and hearts open. So we don't hurt someone we love.
And for the friend that i hurt this is four you.
Ephesians 1:16 i have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.