“But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to serve alone? So tell her to give me a hand.””
Luke 10:40 HCSB
Martha has come to the Lord and started making demands. This is when we know that our efforts are no longer worship and service based. Who are we to demand anything from the Lord? Moreover who are we to demand the Lord tell someone else to stop worshipping Him to help us? Our acts of worship and service should flow freely from our hearts. If we become distracted from why we are doing whatever it is we are doing, we will start demanding that others take notice. Our service and worship should never distract another from worship of Christ.
Is your service causing to you or another to be distracted from worship of Christ.
Are you making demands of God for help?
Martha made a choice as did Mary with what they would do with their time. Jesus did not make Martha feel compelled to do all she was doing; she was doing it of her own accord. However, she was doing too much. The Lord did not stop her to tell her that.
Are you doing too much? Caught in a cycle of overworking and stress? Why?
Have you lost your joy in serving? Have you forgotten to worship through your service?
The Lord may allow you to continue serving and working being distracted but it’s never meant to be that way. If we are distracted in our service and worship it’s because we’ve made it about ourselves instead of Christ. Sometimes the hardest thing for a “doer” to do is “to be”. Our being and our doing must be separated. Christ doesn’t love us more because of what we do or don’t do. He loves us because of Who He is.
How has “doing” replaced “being” for you?
Have you found you identity in what you do instead of who you are in Christ?