(Philippians 2:4 NAS77) do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.He said there is a big difference between looking out for the interests of others and being a busybody.
At that point my mind went into tangent mode. I began to ponder how we can tell the difference between the two motivations. The Bible tells us we are to be our brother’s keepers, bear one another’s burdens, etc. It also condemns gossip. How do you know when to intercede and get involved? What tips the scales?
The Holy Spirit.
We need to give the Holy Spirit a chance to work in real life situations. One indication might be opportunity. If something drops down in front of us and can’t be ignored, that could be a sign we are to get involved. The Holy Spirit can bring things to our attention. Sometimes it may be subtle. Other times it may hit like a tone of bricks. Either way, it was put in front of us.
We are not supposed to be nosing around looking into other people’s business. We don’t need to go looking for something to fix. We should rely on the Holy Spirit to bring us more than enough to keep us busy.
So keep your eyes open today and look for opportunities to be used by God to make a difference.
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