They are not busy; they are busybodies.
—2 Thessalonians 3:11
“Peter, there’s something I want you to do after I’m gone,” said Jesus: “Feed my lambs; take care of my sheep.”
“But Lord, what about him?” Peter asked, pointing at John. “That’s none of your business,” chided Jesus. “He has his work, you have yours. Take care of yours; don’t go sticking your nose in his.”
Peter learned the lesson and passed it on. In a little letter to some of his friends he dumped meddling in a nest with some bad eggs: “Let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evil-doer or as a meddler” (1 Pet. 4:15).
We have important work to do. We have neither the right nor the time to meddle in matters that are none of our business.
When you stop trying to run the lives of others,
you free up a lot of time to run your own.