Do you know I literally jumped off my bed the first time I saw this scripture, 1 Thessalonians 4:11 ESV, “and to 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,”? I sure did. I was so fascinated that this was written in the bible and then I read the part where Jesus asked his mother at the wedding in Cana of Galilee, “Jesus said, “Is that any of our business, Mother—yours or mine? This isn’t my time. Don’t push me.” (John 2:4 MSG).

I smile about Jesus’ rhetoric because my mother is one of those humans with the largest of hearts and unfortunately for me, it runs in my bloodline. She’s the first to step in to help with a situation or help someone going through something. She will not stop me either when I try to defend, protect or help someone. Do you know that some of the people we helped are even the ones that came back to bite us? Yup, story of my life. So, in this new season of mine, I’ve started to really mind my own business and I’m teaching my mom as well but she’s not a very good student in this area. Here’s why, people usually come to her, and even me, it’s like wherever we chose to hide, God will let someone find us or reach out for some kind of assistance. Sometimes I believe God is testing my heart and conscience and I’ve told Him I’m going to start failing these tests soon because I’m teaching myself to mind my own business.

There are a lot of things you’ll see in life that you would be tempted to react to. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still moved each day to support causes and people in life and I do so without any regrets, but the key for me is moving forward with wisdom. If someone needs me and I’m able to assist them I will. If I see a need and I’m able to step in I’ll ask for permission and then I step in. If it’s a matter of life and death, I’ll always choose to bring life to people. In all of this, the key ingredient for me is not to be in the middle of any debacle or be caught up in people’s issues, problems and their chaos (aka. drama).

So, I pray for you this week that this life nugget will keep you safe and protected. AMEN.


Lady Abena.