Our generation loves tea! No, I’m not talking about the sweet, refreshing iced kind that your mama makes. I’m talking about the good gossip, the dirt, the low down on what’s happening at the moment. When we catch on to some tea, we can’t hold it in. We love to be the first to know, and we can’t wait to break the news!
Now, here comes the part where I’m supposed to tell you that gossip is bad, and you shouldn’t entertain it. I’m not going to do that. Instead, I encourage you to spill the tea. Go ahead, tell all of your friends’ business, and don’t leave out a single detail. But here’s the catch: The only person you can tell is God.
We are so quick to take people’s business and run with it. As if whatever happened to so-and-so can’t happen to us. That same energy that we put into calling up our friends to gossip can and should be put into prayer. How much more productive could you be if you actually asked God to help the person who has the issues that you’re so ready to ramble about?
If you have a friend that has baby daddy issues, pray for her. If your homeboy is in jail, pray for him. If the perfect couple is getting a divorce, pray for them! Cheating, bankruptcy, arrest, unplanned pregnancy, scandal, etc. could happen to any one of us, and if it should, we would need prayer too.
There should come a point in your life where tea no longer quenches your thirst. Think about that the next time you’re so eager to run and tell about someone. Your gossip won’t help people in the least bit, but your prayers will. Now, there’s some tea worth spilling. ♥