Daily Devotional – 2/23/15 “Mind your business!”

Sometimes as Saints of God, no; let me say it this way; as Saints of God, we need to mind our own business. Period! See, we think just because we are “Holy” we have the right to get into other folks business but baby stay in your lane unless you are invited over. Pastor is trying to figure out why folk join church and then never come back, ask some of the old members; they know. Church members feel like they can get all up in Pastor’s business because they are paying his salary but God is paying his way; mind your business. Learn how to stay in your lane. See, when you mind your business, you have more time to devote to Godly business. While you are minding your business, you don’t have time to mind other folk’s business. And get this … I’ve found that when you mind your business, folk can only know what you tell them. Oh but now we go to church to find out folk’s business because it spreads in the church faster than it spreads in the world. We go to worship, not to get the message but to get the mess that we’ll spread so fast through text message before service is even over. It’s a shame! We, as Saints of God, have too no; we need to do better! We need to mind our own business!

1 Thessalonians 4:11 says, “Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.” Now, this scripture says to mind your business but it is also speaking to working by the sweat of your hands so that you don’t have to be begging and borrowing from folks, who will then be all up in your business. See, you can’t borrow from folk and then be mad when they tell somebody because when you eat from your own table, it’s your business; when you are spending your own money, it’s your business and when you are in your own house or car, whatever you do, it’s your business! This is why you need to stay in your lane! Oh Saints of God, it is our duty to help one another, not hurt each other. If gossiping has been your strong point all these years, you need a new hobby and some new friends because someone should have told you better by now. If passing judgment on folk has been one of your character traits, now is the time to change because it no longer suits you; mind your business. We can all stand a bit of a change by staying in our respective lanes and minding our business. We all are guilty of this but let’s do better before it’s too late. Let’s mind our own business so that we can get back to doing kingdom business because there is work to be done!

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