I don't know about you but sometimes it just seems that the busyness of life just creeps up on me and the next thing I know I am overwhelmed, frantically searching at how to make it all work and come together and totally brain dead! Do you get like that too?
Sometimes our crazy busyness of life is things we absolutely cannot control. It's the phase of life we are living at the time. However, there are lots of things that we just "flat" out bring on ourselves and that is when we must step back, take a deep breath and say "Lord, help me to pick and choose what is best. Lysa Terkeurst says it best in her book "The Best Yes"....making wise decisions in the midst of endless demands.
But can I tell you something else that we as Christians tend to do that takes our focus away from Christ? We tend to get so caught up in details of church activity, the planning, the making it happen, the how, where, when and what's of the ministry at hand that the next thing we know we are back to being
Now don't misunderstand me...We must be aware of needs and take care of details...but we must learn to balance it too!
We have good intentions. Our motives are pure. But we find ourselves being so busy trying to do good that we forget about the real reason we are doing any of it.
God has reminded me recently that It's all about Him...It's not about Me...it's not about the church folks or the ministries at hand, it's not about anyone or anything...BUT IT'S ALL ABOUT HIM!
I find myself being more of Martha than a Mary and I am just being honest with you. I desire to be more like Mary...to remember that YES things are needed, decisions must be made and life is busy and that is just a "given" but when my focus is Christ then everything else falls into place. Being a Mary doesn't give us permission to be a lazy Christian. But being a Mary should teach us to seek, listen and learn from the Master.
May we not get so caught up in the details of serving that we forget WHOM we are serving.
Have a blessed day friends.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy