Stay calm; mind your own business; do your own job. You’ve heard all this from us before, but a reminder never hurts.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 (The Message)
You are familiar with the original and altered versions of this image originating in the UK during World War II.
By all means, if you like, wear the shirt. Live it as well.
Mind Your Own Business
As a father of three exceptional children (Check back next week for more detail on that.) and a student of the great Text, I often feel the urge to quote Jesus’ words to Peter.
Jesus said, “If I want him to live until I come again, what’s that to you? You—follow me.”“What’s that to you,” the Lord says. Peter received the kindly-yet-firmly-stated reprimand because he was more concerned with prying into John’s future than focusing on God’s plan for his own.
John 21:22 (The Message)
Do Your Own Job
The following is key to living the Ordinary Life: live your life; not someone else’s. Examples to the negative abound. The budding musician who hangs it up to pursue athletics. The spouse who allows the dream to cloud, even kill, the reality; thus weakening his/her marriage. The author who abandons her own style in an attempt to sound like another.
Last century’s novelist and Nobel Prize winner, Pearl Buck, suggested -
“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.” (goodreads.com)