Some folks seem to delight in “throwing dirt” at others. Most are able to weep with them that weep, but when it’s time to rejoice with those that rejoice, that ugly green head of jealousy pops up and they delight in trying to “burst that happiness bubble” of others. They make themselves feel better by knocking and putting down someone else. How sad is that?
But have you ever thought about when you throw dirt at others, you’re the one losing ground? You may think that you’re “just telling it like it is,” but you come across as being petty to the world, and your Christian influence is diminished. Others are watching you whether you like it or not, and when you gossip about someone, talk behind their back, or talk negatively about someone else, that person may not even know what’s going on, but you are losing ground.
Life is too short to be spent tearing each other down. We need to be there for each other up and encouraging each other to serve the Lord. Paul said, “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up. . .” (I Thessalonians 5:11). God Bless, Courtney