Good afternoon! Happy Monday to you. Resolve to be better this week than you were the last week. Stop going through life just getting by. Make a decision to give your very best in everything you are apart of.
TFTD: Mind your business and Stay in your lane!
1 Corinthians 12:27-31 (NIV)
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues[a]? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.
On my way to work I noticed an ambulance and I also noticed people speeding on the highway. Then I wondered, what would happen if the ambulance decided to pursue the speeding cars as if it were a police car? A few things would prove to be problematic;
- The ambulance is not designed to carry out the task of high-speed chases.
- The ambulance driver is not trained or equipped to issue out tickets or warnings to the person speeding.
- If the ambulance driver was contacted for a hospital run, it would miss the call because it was doing something it didn’t have any business doing.
And the list goes on…
In this illustration, God reminded me of the importance to mind your business and stay in your lane! Stop worrying about what someone is or is not doing. Stop trying to carry out the task of someone else. It’s not your calling. When you try to dibble and dabble in stuff that you weren’t created to do, the task will not be executed properly. You weren’t equipped for it so stop worrying about it.
If Christians would spend more time in their own “spiritual lane” than they did in other people’s lane then more work could get done in the kingdom. You could miss your chance to help someone in what you were called to do, all because you are too busy worrying about someone else’s responsibilities! Ministry suffers when you are doing the wrong thing. Mind your business and stay in your lane!!! We are all members of the same body of Christ and equally important. Stop competing and stop thinking you can do someone else’s job better than them. Mind your business and stay in your lane!!!
That’s a word for the people. Do what you need to do to stay in your lane. The kingdom needs you using your gifts and talents for God’s glory and not for man’s acknowledgement.
Have a blessed day.
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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