Where there is no wood, the fire goes out;And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases. Proverbs 26: 18-19 New King James Version
Have you ever met a Gossiping Gertie?
You know, they are the ones that when you tell them something and then leave, they burn up the telephone line telling anyone and everyone stupid enough to listen to them.
They love to cause fights. When confronted they always act innocent.
They are as innocent as Lucifer himself.
They are like a wildfire that destroys everything in their paths.
How many friendships, careers and marriages have they wickedly destroyed?
Read in The Apocalypse of Peter From “The Apocryphal New Testament” what their just rewards shall be.
Whenever I meet a Gossiping Gertie and they try to spread gossip to me I just ask them what they say when I am not there about me. They quickly leave me alone. If you are a victim of a gossiping Gertie I always confront them in public with their gossip and gracefully and meekfully demand they prove their accusations. If they can not (which of course they can’t) I call them a liar to their face and inform them to keep their big noses out of my life. They hate me but leave me alone and there is a lot more peace in my life.
If you must have a conversation with one of these creatures (because they are family or you are at a meeting or other social function with them) I just keep the conversation generic. Talk about the weather or sports or something like that. In doing so, you are not giving them ammunition to use against you. Be polite and considerate with them.
Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) bless me with providing me with wisdom, grace and meekness whenever I encounter a Gossiping Gertie to both protect myself and to put out their fire of gossip about others. I humbly request this in the name of He who extinguished the fire of those who gossiped about Him Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.