Joel Osteen Daily Devotional May 14 2022 :
1 Thessalonians 4:11, TLB
This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before.
In Numbers 12, Moses’ sister, Miriam, and his brother, Aaron, began to criticize him and question his leadership. Perhaps Miriam felt Moses was getting some of the recognition she deserved. She focused her criticism on the fact that many years before, Moses had married a Cushite woman, a foreigner. It was none of her business who he had married, and because of it, her skin suddenly became leprous. That may seem extreme, but that is how much God dislikes it when we sow discord and stir up trouble. Fortunately for Miriam, Moses prayed for her, and God restored her skin to health.
The apostle Paul says to mind your own business. It is not our business who others marry, what car they drive, or how they spend their money. Don’t be a busybody, don’t be nosey, trying to know everything. Some things we shouldn’t have an opinion about, or if we do, we should keep it to ourselves unless they ask. It’s hard enough to run our own life. Don’t try to run somebody else’s.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for all the people You have placed in my life. Thank You that You want me to love them like You do, to support them in every way that I can. Help me to mind my own business and live my life in a way that pleases You in all I do and say. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.