“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.”
Memory Verse: “Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11.
Often when people say “Mind your business” it may slightly hurt the person at the receiving end who has clearly been told they are nosing into what’s really not their business.
How many times have you been tempted to give an opinion on something and just totally focus on things that are not productive just to fit into an environment and feel relevant? While it may at that time feel like the right thing to do, there are more disadvantages than advantages to not minding your business as a child of God.
The bible records of Jesus that he was only 12 Years old when He began to focus on God’s business. Jesus knew even as a boy where to invest His time and energy and where not to. He started minding the father’s business and interestingly people didn’t understand it but in doing that Jesus continued to grow in wisdom, stature and favor, Luke 2: 41-53.
At times, some judge others in the name of doing it out of love but there is no type of judgement that is born out of love. Correction in love is very different from judging others people’s lives and when we cannot tell the difference we risk the danger of putting ourselves a in the position of being judged by God in the-same manner.
The time spent and wasted acting the judge in another person’s life could be spent praying for the person you are tempted to judge. Yes, it’s tempting to give an opinion but it’s more benefiting to us if we are able to control our tongue because often in the place of giving an opinion we begin to judge people’s lives and even start treating them badly.
What started off as a mere conversation ends up in sin and even attracts punishment from God.
There’s only one business we should be minding as children of God and that’s our father’s business. Jesus’ knee that at a very early age but do we know that? If you are not minding the father’s business, then you are minding the devil’s business because the devil also has businesses he needs people to mind.
Adam, lot, Judas are examples of people who could not mind their own business so the devil gave them his business to mind. The devil’s business led them away from doing God’s business and as they cannot serve two masters, they choose their loyalty by deciding whose business to mind.
Are you minding your business?
- Father I thank you for another wonderful time in your presence
- Help me from today o Lord to remain in your presence and do your works because you have sent me
- I eliminate every form of distraction which may draw me away from that which you have committed into my hands
- I rid every distraction in Jesus name
- Forgive me all my sins O Lord and let your mercy prevail over judgement
- Thank you Lord for answers to prayers, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.