Monday, February 17, 2014
Distraction-Christian Blogger Challenge
Distractions come in all shapes and sizes, but one size fits all! No matter what the distraction, it removes our focus from that which we need to concentrate on!
We have them everyday, from the moment we wake up until we actually fall asleep! So, what's the deal DISTRACTION! Why, are you still there in my head, in my everyday life, in the people I know and love? You're not invited, distraction, go away!! I wish it were that easy to un-invite those unexpected distractions form our lives. Most distractions we have, can be avoided and others we just have no control over.
Soooooooo, how do we handle these distractions?
I believe it is best answered in Luke 10:38-42. Now as they were traveling along, He entered a certain village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. And she had a sister called Mary, who moreover was listening to the Lord's word, seated at His feet. 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." But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha," Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only a few things are necessary, really only one, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."
Inviting Jesus into the home of our heart is our first step to avoid the wrong kind of distractions! Second, we need to sit at His feet and listen to our Heavenly Father. Martha was way to busy to hear what Jesus was saying, Her thoughts and worries were taken over by all the things she thought she had to do. How many times do we fret about the cares of this world?
I tend to be more of a Martha then Mary and because of that, I don't always hear from God, until I stop and take a moment to visit my Heavenly Father. Praying and spending time with God, allows us to lay our burdens down at His feet. To stop and regroup our thoughts and our motives of why we do what we do.
Wasn't Jesus telling Martha to slow down? Come spend time with Me, just like Mary was? Martha had to many distractions going on.
She was getting all uptight at her sister, Mary. Mary was focused on Jesus. Sitting at His feet and listening to His word, is what God desires us to do. Focus on his word to receive direction, guidance and avoid all the craziness we entertain.
Well, I don't know what distracts you, but whatever it is, let's focus on Jesus in the morning, in the evening and in between! Let us take some time, a moment to pray, to sit at the feet of Jesus and not worry about what's not getting done!
I appreciate any feed back! Thank you and God Bless!