Hearsay

Magnifying Glass - FactsI heard a rumor about me that wasn’t true. Hearsay is information received from others that can’t be substantiated. Hearsay is also defined as hearing someone else say something and then repeat it – this is not allowed in court proceedings. It’s like a person overhears and eyewitness and testifies instead of the eyewitness.  Hearsay can be very damaging to others as it falls into gossip very quickly.  I do believe “Hearsay” can be positive as well. Check this out…

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. (3 John 1:2-4 NIV)

 

I love hearsay about my kids walking in the truth. I can’t be there to witness each incident, but I can investigate further.  I want people to hear that I’m walking in the truth. I want to be faithful in serving the Lord and walking out my faith. When I walk out the truth, my life brings great honor to my Creator. If others see my faith lived out and walked out, then it’s testimony and not hearsay.

I hear enough bad things – I’m thankful when I hear good things about another person. I think I keep feeding those types of rumor and hearsay. In fact, I will err on the side of good hearsay versus believing the worst about a person first.

Pressing On!
Dwayne

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