Distraction can disturb our spiritual life. It can be represented by different means but these one are often not easy to distinguish. When I talk about distraction, I talk about things which draw us far from God and near to vain, futile, frivolous things .For, we spend less time with Jesus ,we don't care about our spiritual life whereas Jesus will be back soon.
One of the distractions is spending time by looking for people who is talking about us. In fact, when we do it, we less listen God's voice because we're focused on people’s talks and we can fulfill our heart with:
a- Hatred whereas "We should love one another." 1John 3.11
b- Suspicions which is opposite to love because " keeps no record of wrongs" 1 Corinthians 13.5
c- Revenge's desire.
Due to the fact that people are talking about you, you would like to do the same. But if they tell bad things, you might want to criticize them but it is said in James 4.11 "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." Moreover, Jesus said in Romans 12.19 "Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay [...]
Brotherly, don't have this behavior because it's only a sin's root.
Even if people are conspiring a trap against you, even if they don't tell the truth about you, keep staying near to God who is able to "tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know" (Jeremiah 33.3) in order to warn you and protect you from danger.
Take David as an example because he meditated the rules of God, he was in his presence despite people around him who were talking about him. "Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees." Psalm 119; 23
May these following verses strengthen you!
"Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
for the LORD will be at your side
and will keep your foot from being snared. "
Proverbs 3; 25-26