Defining Slander

She was blaming them for her inability to change.

I called her on it and went about my life.

The next week, I did the same thing.

It was a prayer request.

I didn't want to belabor the point and I didn't want a pity party.

I still overshared.

The Holy Spirit gave me a tickle going to bed that night. I asked what I could have done differently.

"State the scenario; Don't blame the person."

This isn't a courtroom, it's not matter of justice or legality. It's a matter of discretion and contentment.

Contentment? Yes, contentment. (Hold that thought, we're coming back.)

The definition of slander surprised me.

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Conclusion:

  • I stated the truth about the situation but ...
  • I slandered the person by holding them responsible for my inability to change.
  • I did not have contentment.

I did not have contentment that this is the life experience God has given, entrusted to me.

Who am I to question His reason for giving it?