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Motivational Tips from The Good Book


A gossip goes around telling secrets,
but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence.
Proverbs 11:13 NLT

The story is told of a man who loved sharing stories he heard about his neighbours. He never asked the all-important question: Is it necessary for me to share this confidence? He ended up in serious trouble one day when a close friend confronted him.

The grieved friend said, “Here’s a bag of feathers. Visit the home of every person you told the story to and place a feather on the sidewalk outside their home. Offer them some feathers too and ask them to do likewise. The following day, go around town and collect the feathers and bring them back to me.”

“Impossible!” the man exclaimed. “They will all have been blown away.”

“Exactly,” said his friend. ‘That’s what happens when you go around sharing secrets. You can never retract what you said.”

Keep Confidences Secret

Take careful note of this motivational tip from the Bible and never forget that only people of integrity can keep a confidence. Gossips thrive on sharing them, often with added “details.” Be careful where you share your secrets. Words are very powerful and can change lives and destinies.

The Power of Words

A gadabout gossip can’t be trusted with a secret, but someone of integrity won’t violate a confidence (Proverbs 11:13 MSG). Click To Tweet



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Comments (2)

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Very true.Reminds me of the lady who said to her friend, “I have a real burden for XXX. I saw you talking to her just now. What did she tell you?”
“Can you keep a secret?”
“Yes, yes!” was the eager response.
“Well, so can I,” said the friend as she walked away.
Kopskoot! (For our overseas friends… loosely translated as “blow to the head.”)

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