Gossiping: Part 3 "Deliverance From Gossiping"
So now that we know who is the true originator of gossip is, and why people gossip. We should stay away from people who gossip. Solomon tells in Proverbs 20:19, “A gossiper goes around telling secrets, so don't hang around with chatterers.”
So if you know people who gossip, then you need to stay away from them. And if you gossip, then need to you STOP! Honestly, we all need to stop because we all gossip. Gossiping is going to be hard habit for us to break, but we must break it.
The first step in this process is to repent. We need to repent when we find ourselves gossiping or listening to gossip. When people start gossiping to us we need, do dissociate ourselves away from the conversation and stop listening. People will only keep gossiping to us as along we keep allowing it. When people bring you gossip, you need to tell them tactfully that you don’t want to hear it and change the subject.
If they don’t want to change the subject or always bring you gossip, then you need to disassociate yourself away from them. I had to dissociate myself from one of my friends because they were a gossiper. The Word tells us in 1 Timothy 5:22, “Do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.”
If you have a bad habit of gossiping, you need to be delivered from the spirit of gossiping. You need to ask the Lord to deliver you and change your heart. Just like David in Psalm 51:10, you need to ask God to ,“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”
Again, gossiping is a hard habit to break. For some people, you are going to need to go through the deliverance process. Know I am not judging you, but praying for your deliverance.
Today I encourage you to ask the Holy Spirit to help you stop gossiping. Gossiping is a bad habit we all have and we need to stop it. It is going to take some practice, but I am confident, we can stop it-since we know its destructive power.
Today’s Scripture: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14