Do people try to bring you down?

In this passage Nehemiah was building a wall for God and was getting push back from so many people.  Lies started to form about what he was doing and Nehemiah did not accept the lies for a second. This is what he told the people that made the stories up about him:

I sent him this reply: “Nothing like what you are saying is happening; you are just making it up out of your head.”  Nehemiah 6:8 (NIV)

Nehemiah did not get upset but rather responded quickly and directly.  I know that when I have been the receiver or even the creator of events like this, the flame of this kind of stuff getting out of hand has been snuffed out quickly when dealt with directly.  If not, it seems to get out of control and the gossip can and will cause harm to others.

Has anything been rumored about you and not been true?  How did you deal with it?  Did you make it a major drama?  Did you deal with it directly and quickly?  How do you think you should deal with it?

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