It’s not my business

8 thoughts on “It’s not my business”

  1. Sound reasoning, Lade. If everyone will sweep in front of his compound, the world will be a clean place for all to live. If we are not in other’s shoes, we surely don’t know where it pinches the most. It’s okay to sift through things and take a stand. But to pretend like we are the best judge of morals will do us no good.

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  2. Quite an insightful write! I’m guilty of being a judging person too – while I don’t openly talk like that, I almost constantly have an internal monologue that seems to be judgemental at its core.
    “Another question to ask is “if I walked in their shoes and ran their race,would I have been better ?”
    This is so true – a change of perspective can make a huge difference!

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    1. I can totally relate with the internal monologue thing as I am always observing things and people 😃. Thanks for the visit Deepthy. Out of curiosity, are you indian- your name sounds like it

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  3. Lade, thanks for sharing this post. I needed a reminder that “if my help is not required, then it’s not my business.”

    I’m by nature or giftedness a helper, a good character trait in itself. But damages can occur when the other person does not want to be helped. That is when I must learn to let the Holy Spirit do his work restraining myself with, “it’s not my business or responsibility.”

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  4. Hummm, your comment got me thinking. It must hurt to sincerely want to help and to realise your help is not appreciated. You hit the nail on the head when you said and I paraphrase, ” we must let the holy spirit lead us instead of our emotions”

    It reminded me of a situation where I met someone who I thought was in lack – actually a middle aged woman who was well dressed and acted like she was stranded at the bus stop, she met me for help and I gave her some amount of money, only for me to later realize that she is a corporate beggar.

    Thanks for the comment❤️

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  5. I always said, You should walk a mile in another’s shoes before judging him. That way, when he gets mad at you, you’ll have his shoes and a mile head start! 😂
    Seriously, though. not condemning another person without really knowing all that their decisions entailed is a valuable principle Jesus taught: “Judge not, that you be not judged.” (Matthew 7:1) Probably the best known verse in the entire Bible across all cultures.
    However, verse 2 follows: “For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.”
    And verse 6 creates a conundrum: “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you.” How do you do THIS without making a “judgement?”
    Obviously, the key is in verse 2. Judge with mercy and understanding, carefully with correct measures, but do not close your eyes to the reality that some people are not good, and be careful around such.
    Thanx for a great blog! c.a.
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7%3A1-6&version=ESV

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