It Is Written, Proverbs 26:28, a lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.
As we go about our daily tasks, we come across many different people. Each one is different, but in actuality they are the same. They are all saying something, even if they don't speak.
For instance, a crabby person you meet on the street, or a not so nice clerk or customer service person. This we must remember, in most cases this is not personal. Most of the time people that act like this have a disastrous personal life, so they take it out and everyone, not just you.
People become targets of gossips, without ever doing anything to invite the comments. Gossips thrive on talking about and criticizing others, because in their minds, they feel superior to the people they gossip about. Most of the time, they are downright delusional, thinking more highly of themselves than they ought.
Of course you also find people who are kind, helpful, considerate, and honest in speech and action. They are the opposite of these others and are a pleasure to be around.
The bottom line. People you know or come into contact with, show the world what they are like by the way they talk and act. The only way talk can get to you is if you pay attention to what they say. As the old saying goes, consider the source. If you start reacting to any negative talk from others, you run the risk of falling into the same trap they are in.
If you are a child of God, the Holy Spirit will guide you in everything you do, if you ask Him to. Ignore the unkind words or actions. After all it only matters what God thinks. I suspect He has His big arms wrapped around us in love and protection at all times.
Do not let the words or actions of others, dictate what kind of a day you have, because as I said before, what they think doesn't really matter. Just see yourself as Jesus sees you. Have a blessed day. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord