Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. James 4:11
Do any of these scenarios describe you? Gossiping about someone to include an "innocent" sharing prayer request. Maybe speaking unkindly of in-laws or other family members. Neighbors bothering you and you chatter away about it. Co workers are irritating the heck out of you and you continue to jabber on. Forming opinions of others without knowing their situation. Treating certain people better than others. Being rude to telemarketers.
When you claim to be a Christian it entails a huge responsibility and that is trying to act like one when people are looking or when they are not. You may be the only Christian in your office for instance so then you should be kind and set a good example. If you have a hard time dealing with certain personalities then pray about it and pray for them regardless. We never know what people are going through or have been through that makes the way they are.
Try the best you can to not allow any unwholesome word come from your mouth. (See Ephesians 4:29). Sometimes God has us certain places for a reason. Ask Him what he wants you to learn and ask Him to use you just where you are.
PRAYER: You have a plan for my life Lord. I am not perfect so forgive me when I put others down and don't show love. Help me be more Christlike. In Jesus' name.Amen.