I've heard people gossiping about my friends and that really makes me angry. Why? If you wouldn't say something to their face, why would you say it to others? That really upsets me. How would you like it if other people were talking about you in this way?
And what upset me even more was that even though I hate it so much and I was literally witnessing it, I didn't stick up for my friends. I'm really mad at myself as well. They were making fun of people that I knew very well and were good friends of mine, and I said nothing. Why didn't I back them up??
I thought about that question and realized, I care too much about what others think of me. I didn't want those people to start talking about me when I was gone. And obviously, I'm nowhere near perfect. I'm sure they could find plenty of reasons to talk about me. But don't I have to remove the log in my own eye before telling someone else about the speck in theirs?
This is something I've struggled with a lot, but I don't really have an answer for it. I feel like I'm betraying my friends by not backing them up, but I also don't want to be "that guy" that goes around telling everyone that they're doing wrong so stop it. Because I'm not perfect. I guess this is something I'll just to have to pray about and struggle with in the coming weeks.
ONE MORE THING: As some of you may have noticed, I have not been releasing music videos every Wednesday. At least for now, I just don't think I'm gonna be able to get that to work. I'll still post them on Wednesdays, but not every Wednesday. Again, subscribe to my email list to get notified when I post a video!