“…we hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busy bodies….” —2 Thessalonians 3:11 (NIV)

I think the title of the article today is, “Mind your business.” Is self-explanatory. It means to take care of your own affairs, don’t be bothered about things that do not concern you. I believe there is so much we all can do with our lives if we give it the required amount of attention it deserves. Sometimes people may end up not doing much about their lives because they didn’t care enough about themselves to give attention to their lives. They exert energy and time on finding out the stories behind other people’s successes, relationships and so on. But spend little time discovering what they can do to get better. They don’t know that if they can spend the exact time and energy they use in discovering other people’s affairs, their lives may actually be better than it is. And most times people who get themselves involved in other people’s affairs are usually not busy.

Sometimes they don’t even work, and yet they have a million reasons to give why they are not working or can’t work. They find themselves going from house to house because they want new information on what’s happening with others. Every time you want to know what’s going on in town, they are the best to ask. Because they are idle, so they know all that is happening around them. It’s good to be busy, being busy gives you a purpose in life, and helps you become useful in society. Everybody should be busy. Even little children these days are kept in daycare centres that occupy them with music and games to pass the day, while the older children go to school to get an education. If children can get busy, so should adults. So, in order not to find yourself busy with other people’s matters, don’t stay idle. Get involved in something that would occupy your time, get involved in something constructive, something that can benefit you and others around you. When a man keeps himself idle, he won’t know when he starts snooping into other people’s matters, and this could be very dangerous. Hallelujah!


Get busy, don’t stay idle!


Father, I thank you for giving me a mind that works. I declare that I use my mind, my time and energy to be productive in my life. Am not idle and therefore would not find myself meddling in other people’s affairs. Amen!

Categories: June 2021


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