“She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!””Luke 10:39-40 NIV
Working hard. Checking tasks off the to-do list. Lacking sleep to get it done in due-time. Those are all characteristics perceived to be of a person who is disciplined, accomplished and successful. The problem about having so much to do, and using all of my time to do them is that my focus is drawn towards everything except God. I become addicted to a cycle of never-ending tasks that instead of giving me satisfaction and joy leave me tired and worried about when I will finish the next thing on my ‘list’. The Lord told Martha that only one thing is needed. He didn’t tell her to clean the house, cook, finish her project, start a new project, work on her fundraiser, or work another job. Take a moment of silence with me. Close your eyes. Rest. Let’s go to His feet and listen to His voice. It will take us further than our hands and feet can go.
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.””
Luke 10:41-42 NIV