Luke 10:40-41 - But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me." 41 But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;…"
Here is what Jesus says about your life: Matt.10:39 - "He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
Don't be afraid of Covid 19 or anything else. If it kills you it actually has set you free from this body and allows you to have a glorified body.
Sometimes the love of money or sex two more of the devil's old tools have distracted people from doing their jobs or launching their careers.
There are all types of distractions that can come into a person's life.
Mary was listening to Jesus and Martha was preparing the meal. Let me say it another way, Mary was focused on what Jesus was saying and Martha was focused on the fact that her sister was not helping her prepare the meal.
There it is friends the keyword: "FOCUS."
Mary was focused on what Jesus was teaching. Mary wasn't the least bit interested in eating, leastways not physical food. She was focused on what Jesus was saying.
In other words, she was not focused on the right thing. You want to help that person focus on what is important and what they are doing to improve themselves.
Jesus gives Martha the solution to her problem when He tells her she needed to prioritize her life. Jesus says, "but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."(v.42)
Life is about PRIORITIES. If you don't prioritize you will only make your life harder.
Martha hadn't chosen the one necessary thing. She chose to be distracted about something that would not really be that beneficial to her. Her priorities were incorrect.
As Steven Covey said, "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."
That is all we have to do to overcome distractions "Keep the main thing the main thing."
Think About This:
What chance can a man have to control his destiny when he can't control himself?
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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