Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stay In Your Lane By Shana Jay

Stay in your lane: Urban Dictionary answers: mind your own business; keep moving straight ahead and don't veer over into my personal affairs.

Mind your own business: Wikipedia answers: is a common English saying which asks for a respect of other people's privacy. It can mean that a person should stop meddling in what does not concern that person, attend personal affairs of others instead of your own, etc.

This word was in my spirit today and I just wanted share this with my followers. Did you know that if people took the time out to mind their own business the world be a much better place??  1 Thessalonians 4:11 (New International Version) states Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you.   2 Thessalonians 3:11 (God’s Word Translation 1995) We hear that some of you are not living disciplined lives. You're not working, so you go around interfering in other people's lives.   Now if the Sweet Baby Jesus put this word on the mind of Paul and Tim surely it has dwelled somewhere in your heart too. I have observed that some people make it their job to dip and dab in others personal affairs when clearly they need to take time and work on themselves. The Williams Brothers couldn’t have made it clearer when they sang “Sweep around your on front door before you try to sweep around mine.” I’m sure Donald Trump wish that he had taken this advice before he went meddling in affairs that didn’t concern him. What was it to him where Barack was born? I feel that he should have stayed in his lane. What he should be concerned with is that hair brushed to the front that has him looking like a fool. Now I can honestly say that I have asked God to deliver me from people because I let what people do and say bother me. Prime example for me is the “church folk.” For those who have not read my book there is a chapter entitled “My Sensual Heart” in this chapter I give details about my Sexual Appetite and the art of making love. I was shunned and ridiculed for expressing myself in this manner. I was told that my book went against the teachings of our Pastor.   My first was response was “So the Christians not having sex now awwwww ok then.”   I don’t know about them but God made me a sexual being. I can only assume He discontinued sexuality with certain church people.  What the church folks failed to realize was my option to use freedom of speech and the fact that I once was married.  My book consists of one hundred and fifty poems and they went through and chose those two. It bothered me, but someone gave me some great advice. I was told that I can’t please everybody even if I tried; I was told to do what works for me and keeping it moving.

In conclusion, a very wise woman quoted “Don’t let what I do worry you” and this is a word I take to heart. When people get saved they tend to forget where they came from. I haven’t forgotten and I am not proud of everything that I did but I wouldn’t change a thing because I wouldn’t be who I am today. So if what I do, say or write bothers you then guess what, you don’t have to entertain me, that’s your choice. I won’t be the first to ruffle feathers and certainly not the last. My suggestion is “Stay In Your Lane”  The doors of the church are open you can come by letter by number or Christian Experience…..Good evening and Good night. Now run tell that.


  1. elizabeth MerriwetherOctober 5, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    I like this post... :)

  2. Thanks Liz! I was on one when I wrote this lol glad u enjoyed it