Have you ever been betrayed by someone’s tongue?
Had a confidence betrayed?
Had someone violate the trust you placed in them?
I have... and I’m sure you have too! Oh, How that hurt!
On the other hand –
Have you betrayed someone’s confidence?
This one is harder to be openly honest about, isn’t it?
[This is supposed to be a whisper because I don’t want anyone to hear me
say it too loudly!]
Praise God! He has forgiven my indiscretion!
Maintaining confidentiality is something I have had to do for many years as a nurse –
And - also as a counselor...
It is so important that people know that when they speak with me from the deepest part of their heart, that I will not judge them, nor will I betray them!
I give God all the glory for enabling me as He does in this profession!
Praise His Name!
I was in a public place recently and overheard a conversation in which someone was being betrayed... I felt bad for the one being betrayed and for the betrayer!
I prayed for them both...
I pray that each of us will guard our tongue...
that we will strive to live a trustworthy life...
that we will be women and men of integrity –
that people will know they can trust our word when we say we will keep a confidence...
May you use your tongue to encourage;
to express appreciation;
to restore and reconcile;
to compliment and support!
Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt,
that ye may know how ye ought to answer any man.
May His Grace and Peace spill out of you today!