We are living at a time when being nosy has become the preoccupation for many. We all know what it means to search merchandise in the internet because out of nowhere you start receiving notifications and adverts of the item you searched or related ones. Advertising networks are always on the lookout for the things you are interest in and it’s like the internet is set in such a way to be nosy spying on us. The Scriptures gives the record of Jesus telling Simon Peter what would become of his life. Instead of Peter getting contented with the plans that God had in mind for him, he became nosy what wanted to know what would become of the John, the disciple who describes himself as the one that Jesus loved. Jesus rebuked Peter for being nosy and asked him to mind his own business concentrating rather on following him. Jesus made it clear that whereas it’s okay to mind about our fellow colleagues and what is happening in their lives, we should never forget we have our own missions in life to accomplish. Feelings of dissatisfaction will always creep in when we start getting nosy about what is happening in the lives of others. People are gifted differently and each is created uniquely with special talents, attributes, gifts and capabilities that distinguishes us from others. God is not a photocopier and in his sovereignty equipped us differently achieve variety and bring about creations beauty. None of us is like another and life will always ensure some people are ahead of you and others are behind you. Where are you tempted live your life looking at what is happening to others? Where are you afraid that others appear to be doing better than you? Where do you often feel as if God is giving you a raw deal? Many people would do anything to be in your position. It’s when our first parents became dissatisfied with all the abundance they had in the garden and become nosy about the forbidden tree that they ended up losing everything. Grass is not greener on the other side but rather where you water it!
“that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,” I Thessalonians 4:11 NKJV
Last modified: July 12, 2020