“This should be your ambition: to live a quiet life, minding your own business and doing your own work, just as we told you before. As a result, people who are not Christians will trust and respect you.” Paul The Apostle
What a convicting statement.
I have failed at living a quiet life at times, even though I do aspire to do just that.
What is the result of living a quiet life, minding my own business and doing my own work?
That those who are not Christians might look at my life and trust as well as respect me.
I am confident that what little talent I might have, will be used for those outside the four walls of the institution of the church.
Though Christ obviously worshipped at the temple, spoke and read scriptures at the temple, and held the temple as a revered institution, he never said, “Hey, I have an idea, come with me to the temple.”
His idea was this, to reach those outside the four walls of the established religious institution.
Think about this for a moment.
Why do you think Christ chose who he did choose to be his inner core?
His top tier recruits?
Because they could relate to the masses.
They were common men.
And if the crowds could see how these men’s lives had been changed, then maybe there was hope for them as well.
To live a quiet life does not mean to live a life of weakness.
People who live quiet lives have a quiet strength.
You can pick it up the moment they walk into a room.
There is something about them.
That is who I want to be.
To be a person of quiet strength living out a quiet life.