I had a friend – a really close friend that I talked to and saw almost daily. We did life together for over 10 years.
She liked to gossip and talk about others.
Hey, I am not saying I was perfect because I was guilty and engaged in it too.
Sometimes, we all can still get into tricky waters and tread back into those familiar foolish things.
God started to deal with me and I remember as He began to answer that daily prayer I pray – “Nothing Hidden Stays Hidden – reveal my true friends Lord”; My eyes were opened and I would get a glimpse of some alarming things.
She and her friends would talk horrible things about their other friends and people in general. Friends they claimed they had done life with for 20+ years and I would think…Yikes! How horrible! – I hope she doesn’t say things about me like that. Sadly, she was and more and many times it came back to me.
I knew God was pinging my heart for what grieved His and I couldn’t keep sitting quietly by or even keep participating in these behaviors.
He also was opening my eyes and trying to move that relationship away but I refused to listen and clung to it; tightly; desperately; foolishly; like a pair of old Blue Jeans from High School you think you will wear again some day.
Well, she dumped me over 3 years ago on my birthday in public like a bad scene out of the real housewives of NW Houston!
She didn’t want to be my friend anymore. Her exact words! Plus a whole bunch more in a very crowded lunch spot.
It hurt like hell – I ain’t gonna lie.
But God! He worked it all out for my good. Even better than I could hope, think or ask. He also healed my heart and taught me many valuable lessons during that time. I still pray for her and her family and her friends today.
God knew she couldn’t go where He was calling me and He no longer wanted me to sit at tables with anyone that continued to do this. Because He didn’t want me to do this.
I am diligent to not allow anyone to cause discord or gossip within our Divine Connections group. I am quick to repent when I feel I cross the line and get into any conversation that turns towards gossip or speaking less than what is pure and lovely.
I hope and pray you all have the courage to leave the tables of this foolery and mess too.
Be better versions of yourself.
Be better women and friends …
and this is for all the guys too.
Surround yourself with those that sharpen and bring out the best in you and ultimately in others too.
When you know your true worth you will stop entertaining and allowing anything that cheapens you.
This is a great quick article to read!
~ XXOO Michelle