Recently, I have been on this journey to search for information about people I’ve met who appear unsafe, but I don’t have evidence outside of how I feel to prove it. Well, I wasted a lot of time worrying about other folks’ business when I could’ve spent my time looking for ways to bless others or get some stuff done in my own life. When we don’t mind our own business and trust God to mind everyone else’s we stray away from our purpose because we’re distracted by the outcome of other’s lives.
Now, although (and this is not to justify my nosiness..LOL!) I was not maliciously snooping, I was still showing distrust for what God shared with me about people who are hiding their true identity. I felt what the Holy Spirit revealed to me needed physical evidence before I could believe it to be true. Well, this is a dangerous way to live because it can be a huge waste of my time or I could get caught up with the person the Holy Spirit warned me about, and this often leads to some form of abuse by the unsafe person.
When God reveals the heart of a person it’s not my business to get involved and play detective by looking for proof, it’s only my business to believe what He said. God does not tell me so I can go find evidence for Him, He tells me so I can trust His voice and proceed with caution. Jesus trusted what the Holy Spirit showed Him about Judas and He didn’t waste time looking for evidence, because He trusted God’s voice. Sometimes we have to work with unsafe people, or they’re family members or someone in the church and we get an unsettling feeling about them. That unsettled feeling is God’s warning, so trust Him and proceed with caution by strengthening your boundaries and guarding your heart.
I’m learning how to build a sturdy home with a firm foundation of salvation. I thank God for bringing me to this understanding and awareness of the importance of trusting Him and minding my own business at the same time. Every single day is the perfect day to mind my own business and trust God to lead me and protect me from the schemes of the enemy.
Scriptures to encourage us to mind our business:
1 Thessalonians 4:11 – And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
1 Peter 4:15 – But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
Romans 14:12 – So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Galatians 6:5 – For every man shall bear his own burden.