Let's be honest, we have all been there. Life gets busy, life gets hard, and all of a sudden, we are no longer seeking God in our lives. Our days are full of extra-curriculars, the dinners out with friends, or that next episode of whatever we are watching on Netflix, that always seem to make it to the top of the priority list. It is the things like going to church, praying, reading the bible, or going to small groups that gets left out of our schedules. We often preface their exclusion with the age-old saying, ‘I will do it next week'. These life-giving things that bring us closer to God are treated as less valuable, and because of this, our relationship with God suffers.
Why does this almost always seem to be the case? Why do we pack our schedules to the brim with things that are actually distracting us from God?
Let's look at Luke 10: 38-41.
From this passage we can see two differing perspectives on what is deemed important. Firstly, we have Martha. She is running around getting the house ready, trying to make sure that everything is perfect. She was so distracted by these preparations that she was missing the fact that Jesus was in her house, sitting right in front of her. Then we have Mary, who makes it a priority to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to him. We may feel that we need to watch that next episode, or fill-in-the-blank for whatever is your personal distraction may be, but as Jesus teaches us in this passage, what Mary chose to do was better; To sit and be present with Jesus.
This week, as we look at our schedule, each of us need to make a choice. Will we be a Martha, or will we be like Mary by having Jesus be the priority in our life?