As believers today, our lives are supposed to be Christ like, but many find themselves falling victims acts that are being frowned by God. Many have become busy bodies in others affairs, not because they have good intentions towards them but just to be in the know of someone’s circumstance. Meddling has become part of daily practices. Meddling is interfere in or busy oneself unduly with something that is not one’s concern. As believers, Jesus warns us to stay focus on own business, just like He did to Peter in John 21:19-22. If you are not going to be of service to someone, do not try to inquire what is going on with them, because that it is considered meddling. The bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 4:11 “And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,” Therefore, if we are leading a quiet life, then we definitely have to keep our noses out of others business, except if you are trying to help.
As believers, we have to understand that our actions can block the favors and blessings God has for us, and this includes meddling. Peter says “So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ…” (1 Peter 2:1-25). This means that we have to always seek to do what is good in the eyes of God, and this includes avoiding gossips, slander, malice, jealousy, meddling and even listening to others information without their concern. Let us live by examples, so that others might follow.