Mind Your Business
1 Thessalonians 4:11 – Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.
Well, I guess it doesn’t get more self explanatory than this. It’s pretty basic but very important, live a quiet life and mind your business, minding your business there speaking about not involving yourself in things that really are not beneficial and don’t concern you. It’s an instruction given to us in the word, therefore it shouldn’t be taken likely, we should make a conscious effort to ensure that our lives are really simple with a laser focus on accomplishing positive goals, most especially as regarding Gods kingdom.
However, there is a thin line between minding your business and becoming selfish. Some people under the guise of minding their business have become very selfish in how they relate with people and even their fellow believers. See what Apostle John said:
1 John 3:17 – If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person?
Do you see that? So if a person sees someone else in need and that person has the means to help but ends up saying “well I’ll just mind my business”, it’s wrong and permit me to say selfish and ungodly. The key phrase in minding your business is “things that don’t concern you” but the welfare of your brethren and neighbours should concern you. Even when it regards correction and rebuke, you not giving correction or rebuke does not mean you are minding your business, but it shows some level of selfishness.
2 Timothy 4:2 – Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching
Make it a goal to mind your business, but at the same time, you should understand that your business should go beyond just your personal affairs, but that of others as well.
Lord Jesus, I receive strength to live daily focused on you with an immense love for others, amen.
Author – Gem