Quite a few months ago, Mrs. Sinclair taught the youth girls a class on Titus 2:3-5. As she read through the verses, we perceived the type of women God desired us to become, and soon we got the desire ourselves. We went through each verse, discussing new points every week and sharing our thoughts.
The first few classes we talked a lot about verse three, about gossiping and behaving ourselves at all times, even when we are around only our best friends. It really hit me on how easily gossip, specifically, found it’s way into my everyday conversations with my friends, and that it was the cause of quite a few problems going on inside youth.
During the next week, a few emails were sent out to a small group of my friends saying how we really needed to work on this. I was amazed at how many apologies were made, and how many walls were broken down between us. More and more we would catch ourselves saying things that the “woman of God” we wanted to be would not say. And more and more we would tell each other, “We really shouldn’t say this” or “Lets change the subject before we say something we will regret”, and it really made a difference in our relationships.
The Sunday after all that had happened, Mrs. Sinclair asked if anyone has a testimony to share with the others which concerned the class. I found myself telling everyone what had happened and how much it blessed me and my friends, as we were working through this ‘gossip’ issue. I told how I could finally see God entering into our conversations and how much of a difference it made.
It was an amazing class and really touched all of us, as Mrs. Sinclair taught us how to be the women that God wanted us to be.