I am usually a happy person. Most of the time. But some days there just seems like there is too much to do. The schedule may be so full with appointments, meetings, and obligations that there just seems like there’s no room to breathe. Life often contains too much work, house work, parenting, yard work, & other responsibilities, for one person to handle. It can leave me feeling frustrated, anxious, & out of control!
When that happens to me, as it may happen to you, I have some options. I can retreat into a shell of inactivity and leave everyone who is counting on me out in the cold. I can struggle my way through, moaning & groaning, making everyone around me wishing I had chosen option one. Or I can pull my self together & deal with it. All the while getting my perspective realigned by reminding myself what Jesus said to Martha in Luke 10: 38-42.
Jesus went to visit Mary & Martha at their home. Martha went about trying to get things together for her company (as many of us do). While Mary sat & visited with Jesus. Jesus told Martha she had become distracted with much serving (v.40). He reminded her that her sister Mary had chose the one thing that would be never taken away (v. 42). Like a lot of us, Martha had gotten so wrapped up in her service, that she forgot the most important thing- fellowship with the Lord.
Are you overwhelmed? Don’t lose sight of your priorities. Spend some time with the Lord. He will lift your load & give you the right outlook. Thank you for visiting with me at my blog. Y’all come back any time! I have to be going now, because I should be washing clothes.
Psalm 27:4 One thing I have desired of the Lord,… that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
Parts of this article was taken from a devotional from Our Daily Bread, authored by Dave Branon.