My New Years resolution is, I will not gossip and complain. Yet, as I sit around the break room table and I get sucked in. I feel horrible when I get into this behavior, but I can’t seem to stop. How do I stop gossiping and complaining?
My friends are leading me astray
Dear Lead Astray,
Don’t sit around the break room table. It is better to be alone and be at peace with God then it is to be with friends who encourage you to be in direct contradiction to His ways. Go for a walk at break time, read a book, find new friends but do not continue to do the same behavior and expect a different result. I am so glad that God is convicting you to stay away from gossiping and complaining. Go with that!! He is your constant friend.
You can try to redirect the conversation at the break room table. Yet, often that type of behavior is very difficult to change. Pray for your friends and pray for the strength to do what you know God is calling you to do.
2 Thessalonians 3:6 “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brethren that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
2 Thessalonians 3:13 “But ye brethren be not weary in well doing.”
Be fit and be blessed,