39156843_s1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 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. As a result, people who are not Christians will trust and respect you, and you will not need to depend on others for enough money to pay your bills. 

If some people spent as much energy minding their own business as they do getting into the affairs of others, they would be very successful. The secret to success is not being a busy body but a business minded person. The way to make sure your bills are paid is to mind your own business.

I love this word of advice that Paul gives the Christians in Thessolanica. I think, if we were to follow it, we would be a lot happier and more productive.

1.  Live a quiet life and mind your business. You don’t hear a lot about successful people but you see a lot. They don’t get involved in mess. They are not messy people. You don’t have time to talk about people when you are minding your own business. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

2.  Do your own work. When you are busy creating things and starting different revenue streams, you don’t have time to entertain foolishness. If a man or woman doesn’t work they don’t eat. Use your energy to make things not break things. Instead of wasting time hating on people who are attempting greatness find something for your hands to do. You have greatness in you! You just have to put it to work.

3.  Your daily life will win the respect of outsiders and you can pay your own bills. The way you live your life will determine if you pay your bills or not. Your gifts make room for you at the table but your character keeps you there. What are you bringing to the table besides gossip? Don’t mess at where you eat at. When you are positive and productive you will always have something to eat.

Dear God,

Thank you for giving me something positive to do for you. You have made prospered me and made a banquet table in the presence of my enemies. Teach us how to humble ourselves, mind our own business, and pay our bills. Thank you for opportunity after opportunity to live abundantly. Don’t let me do anything to lose my seat at your table. Let me do everything to keep it. 

In Jesus Name,