Make it your ambition …
to mind your own business.
—1 Thessalonians 4:11
Each of us has God-given work to do. Paul spells it out in Ephesians …
He chose us before the creation of the world (Eph. 1:4);
He designed and assigned specific works for each of us (Eph. 2:10);
He gave us the needed gifts to accomplish them (Eph. 4:7-8, 11-13; see also Rom. 12:6-8).
If we don’t show up for work, our tasks aren’t rolled over into inventory to be performed by some other person at some other time; they forever remain in the Unfinished-Business file.
Some are inept at taking care of their business, but expert at knowing how others should take care of theirs.
James shot from the hip: “who are you to judge your neighbor?” It was his way of telling us to mind our own business.
Your business is important. Don’t spend
your valuable time meddling in mine.