I have always been in the business of fixing stuff. You know, stuff like broken lamps, people, and relationships. I bet I’m in good company here, right? Recently I have been introduced to a new concept, and believe it or not, it didn’t come from my husband of 39 years. The question, “Is it my business?”, has become my new source of pondering. So, since I’m also in the business of stimulating brains & inspiring conversations, I just knew I should share my revelation with you.
Here are some examples of “It’s not my business.”
1. “If only they would…” – Not my business.
2. “She really should…” – Not my business.
3. “They could if they wanted to…” – Not my business.
It’s interesting that most “Not my business” phrases center around that old “coulda, shoulda, woulda” concept. Now that I know that most things that happen in this world are not my business, I get to figure out what IS my business. So I open my trusty Bible, and look what I find: Deuteronomy 6:5 – “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Hmmm… Easy to do! If I love Him I trust Him, and if I trust Him I know He has my best interests at heart, and if He has my best interests at heart, He is with me as I live my business. So, what is my business? Loving the Lord with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength.
I just have one question. Is the sewer leak under my house my business or the plumber’s? I think I’ll pass this one off to the plumber. He’s a nice guy with a hazmat suit and a gas mask, and he really seems to enjoy his work. I’ll go make him some cookies to take home. I can do that. Hey, I like this “not my business” concept; it may get me out of fixing a lot of stuff I don’t want to fix or even think about. So off I go to bake cookies. God, you better be ready, because my “fixing business” is closed for the day, and I know Your door is always open.
Points to Ponder:
1. What business do you claim as your own?
2. What do you try to fix?
3. How’s it working for you?
Pray with Me:
Thanks, Holy One, for picking up the slack and taking over for me. I’ll try to stay out of Your business.