“A gossip goes about telling secrets, but one who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a confidence.” Proverbs 11:13
The worst thing about speaking too much is that you end up exposing what you are not to say.
Many people often end up becoming gossips through their reckless habit of talking when they are not supposed to. And when there is secret, then it should remain secret.
If you live on without having any secrets to keep, then you are not someone who can be trusted. You don’t have much choice about how you should control your tongue because God instructs you to bridle your tongue.
He gives you this instruction so that you can be able to keep a confidence, to guard secrets and be trustworthy.
You should not get over excited while with your friends and spur out what you should keep secrets. Be conscious of what comes out of your mouth.
I advise you to think for few seconds before you talk or reply to any one or question. Be ready to live the Christ-life that is spotless and trustworthy. Avoid getting yourself into exposing what you are not to say.
I repeat- Bridle your tongue!