READ Proverbs 26
“Listening to gossip is like eating cheap candy; do you want junk like that in your belly?”Proverbs 26:22
Gossip and taking part in it is not only something that hurts others, but it also hurts you. Gossip is more than just what you say. Out of the overflow of your heart, your mouth speaks. The root of gossip is jealousy, envy, or anger.
Gossip obviously hurts the person that you are talking about, but it also hurts yourself because you are filling your heart with things that don’t need to be there.
Is this a struggle for you? These things will help break the habit of gossip in your life: read your Bible daily, fill your heart with His words and promises, and surround yourself with encouraging people.
What are the things in your heart that you need to get out? How can you and your friends help each other to stop gossiping?
PRAY and ask God to help you be somebody that encourages others rather than tear them down