Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business. 1 Thessalonians 4:11, NIV
Office politics! Who said what? And to whom? What’s happening with his work? How come she isn’t working on the project anymore? Why did the manager make this decision? And so forth.
Here’s the biblical principle: “Mind your own business” (4:11). Some people have a nose for trouble. They smell it out, and wherever they sense it, they are drawn to it. Don’t be like that.
If you’re an office busybody, you’ll lose the respect of others, and they’ll soon feel that the place would be better without you. Work peacefully. Mind your own business. Do your own work.
When someone raised a dispute about dividing some inheritance money with his brother, Jesus said, “Who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” (Luke 12:14).
No working environment is perfect. God has not called you to fight every battle and solve every problem. Make it your ambition to…mind your own business.
Minding our own business can be hard sometimes, but we are commanded to do so. What are some specific ways that minding our own business can help to foster peace in the workplace?