Yesterday I was reading in 1 Thessalonians 4
Verses 11 and 12:
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
There were a two things that just jumped out at me!
First: Mind your own business
How often do we just create more drama in life because we are getting our noses in other people's business? How often do we look to find places to stick our two cents in, even when our two cents are wanted or needed?
We're called to mind our own business. Focus on our own life and what God is doing in our life.
Second: Our daily life should win the respect of outsiders
I love this phrase. I know I've read it before, but the Holy Spirit has a way of showing us the scripture fresh!
Our daily life: the way we drive, the way we act at the grocery store, the way we act at school, the way we treat are family, what we say, our attitude about work, and a host of other actions show our daily life.
We want non-believers to see our life and say, "What do they have that I am missing?" We have God's salvation, love, grace, and forgiveness in our life!
What is your daily life showing? What do these verses say to you?