There is nothing like “I am minding my own business” in Christianity. You can not stay put in your lane. IT IS PROHIBITED!
Why? Because we have been called to love one another. We must get involved in each other’s lives. In a Christian gathering of 10, about 5 of them might not be as spiritually mature as others.
Some may be wavering, compromising and some are backsliding already. It is the responsibility and obligation of the more matured 5 in the group/fellowship to hold these people accountable and bring them back to Christ.
You cannot afford to mind your own business or stay in your lane in such period and watch your sister or brother in Christ fall back into the world. All in the name of minding your own business.
James 5: 19 (NLT) says, ” My dear brothers and sisters, if someone among you wanders away from the truth and is brought back, you can be sure that whoever brings the sinner back from wandering will save that person from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins”The Message translation says, “My dear friends, if you know people who have wandered off from God’s truth, don’t write them off. Go after them. Get them back and you will have rescued precious lives from destruction and prevented an epidemic of wandering away from God.”
We are called a Family of God and what is a family without LOVE?
Jesus tells us in John 13:35 (NLT), “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciple.”
What love is there when we watch with our two eyes open as someone falls into sin?
Christianity and spiritual maturity must not be turned into a competition.
“Oh, I have been a Christian for good 50 years, good 10 years without backsliding. I am this, I am that…”
Really? What about those babies in Christ who were at your Bible Study who you should have kept close and helped them grow but you ignored?
Did you obey the greatest commandment to love God and love your neighbor as yourself? Or how can you say you love God who you have not seen, yet you hate your brother/sister and you watched them as they go on the path of destruction?
It’s time to stop minding your business. If you have to change lanes and come over to that person’s to help them, please do.
NOTE: I am NOT advising you to get involved in GOSSIP – this is a sin (Galatians 5: 19 – 21; James 1: 26; James 4: 11; Leviticus 19: 16; Proverbs 11: 9; Psalm 34: 13).
I am asking you to get involved in something I call, “HOLY CURIOSITY.” 😁
Get curious about your fellow sister/brother’s life.
Talk to them, “Hey Brother, are you saved? Do you know Jesus? Did you pray today? Did you study the word of God today? How is your relationship with God going? That sister you are dating, is she a Christian? Are you still watching that pornography? Is that addiction still bothering you? Has God not answered that prayer yet? etc…
Get curious and offer to help as much as God enables you to. Pray with them, study the word of God with them, remind them of God’s promises in his word, keep them accountable. This is TRUE LOVE among us as Christians. You were not born again to stay in your own corner and be a PRIVATE CHRISTAIN. Go out and look for people in need of a “holy curiosity.”
You’ve got to stop minding your business and get into your father’s business and Daddy’s business is all about winning souls (bring back the lost sheep) and loving one another.
Scripture does indeed tell us to live quietly, peacefully and MYOB. The “church” is not a building. Its the body of believers who all live their own lives. Private lives. When you walk into someone’s life, its privileged information unless you witness something bad that affects the whole body like leaven affects unleavened bread. You bring that to everyone’s attention. Problem is that most women like to go see a friend and then later go tell another friend about the first friend. That breaks confidentiality and also threatens the peace of the second friend. Its a form of gossip. And can spark envy and jealousy. So its a SIN to advertise the lives of others like a reporter.
Amen thank you for the word just what i needed
Paul tells the church to “…aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands” (4:11). The ESV is nicely complemented by the NIV’s slightly different rendering: “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you.”
When Paul says “make it your ambition” he indicates that this is the good, right, and honorable way for them to live their lives—and for us to live our lives. Over against all the other things we could aspire to, we are first to aspire to these. Whether in community, workplace, local church fellowship, or family, there is always a temptation to get involved in things that are not our concern. There is something in us that gives us arrogant confidence that we know how to live other people’s lives, do other people’s jobs, fulfill other people’s ministries better than they do. We are quick to get involved in things that are none of our concern. Paul says to make it our ambition to mind our own business. We need to give full attention to the few matters that belong to us and butt out of all those that do not. We love people best not by meddling but by staying far out of their affairs. Make it your ambition to stay in your lane, to humbly give your full attention to those few responsibilities God has called you to.
I love this. It’s a wake up call.
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Thanks for reading. God Bless you real good
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Amen. God bless you sis