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Devotion: Mind your own business

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There are people that have never enjoyed their lives because they are so concerned with what people will say.

People live artificial lives in order to please society at the expense of pleasing themselves and never realise their destinies.

You may buy a car instead of a housing stand because society has forced you. People forego their life fulfilment fearing it may not get them marks from society.

On the other extreme there are people that seem to have been born to criticise others. They never see any good from anyone as if they themselves are leading a prosperous life.

If you happen to see what is going on in their lives, you would be surprised why they are busy laughing at you. They are leading the most horrible life under the sun.

The Bible teaches us in 1 Thessalonians 4:11, King James Version (KJV), “And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.”

You lose productive time while you interfere in other people’s affairs. The more you criticise the more they are pushed to do more and better and you will never be able to catch up with them. Live your own life and improve it rather than wasting time in things that do not concern you.

Don’t be bitter with other people’s progress otherwise the spirit of witchcraft is knocking at your doorstep.

Those being laughed at don’t worry; concentrate on your purpose in life. If they laugh at your car, do not worry; work on getting a better one and a house on top of that. If they laugh at your new album, record another one.

At times you need to close your eyes and ears to make it in life. Society may distract you from your destiny. When you finally get married they tell you that your spouse is ugly and uneducated.

If you finally get employed they tell you that your job is not good enough and is not well-paying. If you buy a stand they tell you that it is not big enough and it is in a high-density suburb.

If you get to know what they are doing you will discover they cannot even afford rent for a small shack in a squatter camp.

Don’t get intimidated, but on the contrary let their negative talk be the energy to do even more and better.

For you that are busy analysing the steps of others, what have you done and achieved that qualifies you to examine others?

The Bible says in Matthew 7:5, KJV, “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” Do not waste time gossiping, but utilise that time to improve and perfect your mediocre life.

Make your life an example for others to follow. Why don’t you get advice and lessons from those that are succeeding instead of wasting an opportunity to make it in life?

In life things grow, they don’t just blossom from nowhere. You need to persevere and hold on to the last.

Many successful business people started from the backyard and are now running some of the largest conglomerates. Zechariah 4:10, KJV supports the notion,

“For who hath despised the day of small things?, for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.”

When you see people tracking you looking for an opportunity to accuse you or speak evil, it means you are doing a great job that is disturbing their comfort.

You have come out of their circle that is made up of people going nowhere. They have failed in life and are recruiting more frailures.

Don’t you know that when you are hit from the back you move forward not backwards?

Remain firm and resolute and pursue you dreams.
Don’t waste time trying to correct your critics but use that time to upgrade yourself.

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