“Well, sounds like Bob and Linda are at it again. I just don’t know why they are together anyways. You know, they are always fighting and I’ve seen Bob’s car over at Linda’s sister’s house three times this week already. What’s he doing over there all the time anyways?”

Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to.   Timothy 5:13

Sound familiar? Gossip: It’s something we all seem to participate in. Whether it be at home, on social media, at the office or even at church gatherings, it is an ugly byproduct of the society we have allowed to develop. Constantly, we are looking at others and pointing out their flaws and weaknesses, whether we realize we are doing it or not. But if we are spending the majority of our free time talking about others, when do we address our own problems? If we’re all just talking about them, and they are all just talking about us, how will anything ever get better?

You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.   -Matthew 7:5

There’s an old adage in my career field that says if you are standing still, then you are falling behind. This can be applied to most aspects of life. If we aren’t constantly working to make ourselves better, then we are only going to get worse. Bob and Linda have their issues just like you do; let them work those out and you take a look at your own life. What could be better? What could you be doing differently to strengthen your faith and grow closer to God? Stop wasting your valuable time worrying what everyone else is doing. After all, who are we to judge one another anyways? (James 4:12)

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