Hello Authentic Lovers! –
I’m just getting a moment to breathe, working overtime to complete some task before Memorial weekend dawns upon us and I am feeling tired and slightly aggravated. I was thinking a moment ago, why am I so busy? And, am I busy doing something meaningful? When you’re busy doing something purposeful, it’s like you find the motivation to continue in spite of being tired or stressed or etc. But the real question for myself was, why am I so busy? And is what I am investing my time into, actually worth it?
I’m reminded of the story of Mary and Martha. Jesus was coming into the town of Bethany and decided to stop my His friends; Mary, Martha and Lazarus’ place. Three siblings that shared this common bond of friendship with Jesus Christ. Martha being ( I would assume) one of the older siblings, took it upon herself to prepare for Jesus’ arrival. She prepared a meal and she served all of the guests that stopped by the house, she cleaned, she was so busy making sure everything was perfect for Him. Mary on the other hand, as soon as Jesus came by, spent time in His presence and just sat at His feet- eating up His every word. She was still but she was busy too, busy feeding her soul. Martha looking at Mary’s stillness became very frustrated with her sister, because she thought her sister should have stopped everything to help her- knowing how busy she was…. I like the next part of the story, because it simply says that Jesus looked at Martha and told her that she was busy doing things that held no eternal meaning, but that Mary was doing what was meaningful in that moment.
Today I feel like Martha, busy doing things that aren’t meaningful. I love my job, I do. But is it meaningful? I love those I serve with, but is the work we’re doing meaningful? I love the kids I teach during the week, but is it meaningful? I rather be like Mary still and feeding my soul- than to be like Martha, do the most when it isn’t necessary. I believe that when we live life in purpose, all of the trials of life become worth it. We find ourselves satisfied in where we are. We find contentment in purpose. So this evening, I implore you to examine your life and how you are living it? Are you busy? If so, busy doing what? Is what you are doing meaningful?
Have a great evening and we’ll talk soon!
Until next time,
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Agreed. I’m preparing a program for our youth group tomorrow on this very topic. Too often we let distractions determine our direction.
So true! I hope your program goes well 🙂