“And she had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the
Lord’s feet and was listening to His teaching.
But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted with
much serving; and she came up to Him and said, Lord, is it
nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone?
Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part along
The story of Mary and Martha is very popular. There is something
I would like to zone in on that is highlighted in their story.
Jesus had come to their house and Mary decided to sit at the feet
of Jesus and listen to Him while Martha busied herself with
serving. The word says she was occupied and distracted!
And that is what I want to talk about in this post. Today we have
a lot of distracted people. “Everyone seems distracted”
As the years have gone by the amount of distractions has
exponentially increased. Just about anything can distract
you today. Your phone, television, your phone, Facebook,
your phone…..need I go on??
We may not want to admit it friends but we have a real problem
on our hands. Being distracted is a real problem and it’s
stealing and killing potential and dreams like never before!
As sons and daughters of the Most High we need to
understand that the battle is for our relationship with God.
The distractions are directly affecting our relationship with
Him and that is a problem. If not dealt with, we will remain
powerless and empty with no fire.
I must admit I have been so distracted. I didn’t take it seriously but
as I look back I can see how much ground I have given up
because I was distracted!
My time with God is not what it used to be.
My relationship has changed.
The amount of word I read has diminished drastically.
Distraction has stolen a lot from me and I didn’t even notice it!
I am frustrated to put it mildly!
I am angry because I treated distraction so lightly but the truth
is that distraction steals, kills and destroys!
It steals potential, it destroys dreams, it kills relationships and so
We need help friends. We can’t take it on by ourselves. We need
the Holy Spirit to come and help us. I asked the Lord for help
and He is helping me. I lose but I win at times.
Martha had Jesus come visit her and instead of stopping
everything she was doing to spend time with Him, she busied
herself with something that wasn’t really important.
Serving could wait.
I can’t blame Martha because I can see myself in that story.
Instead of spending time with Yeshua I got distracted with
other meaningless things that seemed important at that moment.
Let’s ask the Holy Spirit for help. We must
fight friends. Distraction cannot win, it must not win!
I want to be like Mary who chose to sit at Jesus feet.
What about you?
How do you deal with being distracted?
God bless you friends
I totally agree Rolain. 🙌🏼
Thank you Sarah.
Nice thoughts Rolain. I agree with you that many (modern) distractions are affecting our relationships with God. I could easily point to my smart phone as my own distraction. I am changing for the better though. Thanks for sharing.
You welcome Victor.
We have help as we desire to be more focused on the Lord.
I love this – just spoke this message to some women here in Nicaragua and it is so powerful! I loved reading some of your insight and love how you focused on the word distraction as did I! Even here in the remote mountains of Nicaragua, the women understood the detriment of distraction. Thank you for this post!
You are welcome. Distraction is something we need to be addressing consistently in our lives. It’s a silent but deadily enemy!
Thank you again