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.
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?