“You would be very surprised with how many positive changes you could make in your life, if you made it your top priority to mind your own business” – Edmund Mbiaka
In today’s society, people spend most of their time concerned about what others are doing and what is going on in another person’s life than they do on their own affairs. Rather than keeping themselves focused on their life and what they need to do, many would rather insert themselves in the life of another. Why is this? Why is it that people feel the need to involve themselves in matters that should not concern them? Is not life hard enough as it is? Why make it harder? Getting involved in other people’s business is not going to benefit you in any way. So why not only concern yourself with things that will benefit you and your life.
“He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears” (Proverbs 26:17).
There is no benefit in being a busybody, nosey, or meddling person. Yeah, you get to know what’s going on with others and their situations but with that, you also get the anger and annoyance of those tired of you being in their business. Let’s say, in a scenario, two people are in an argument. Do you actually think your “two cents” is going to help them resolve their issues in any way? Because in reality, you’re getting involved is only going to cause them to turn their anger towards you. And now you have to deal with drama that could have otherwise been avoided if you stayed out of the matter in the first place. So in other words if it doesn’t concern you, stay out of it.
2 Thessalonians 3:11-12- “For we hear that there are some among you walking disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.”
According to the Most High, those who would rather have their nose in other people’s business are individuals who are walking disorderly. Your focus should be on you and bettering yourself. So rather than focusing on Tanya and Tiffany’s drama, what’s going on with Gina and her boyfriend, or whether or not Cheyenne and Stacey are still friends, truly ask yourself, “How can I become better spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally?” We all can use improvement, especially when it comes to our daily walk in the faith. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). So instead of focusing your attention on the trivial matters of another’s life, be productive and further yourself in something that is actually going to make a difference in your life and benefit you.
1 Thessalonians 4:10-11- “but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more: 11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you”.
Other Important Scriptures to Remember:
- Sirach 33:27- “Send him to labour, that he be not idle; for idleness teacheth much evil.”
-Being idle is what gives you time to not mind your own business. There is also something to do.
- Proverbs 31:27