Busy. Being Under Satan’s Yoke. Busy.
Jesus told Martha, “Martha, Martha, (insert your own name here) ONLY ONE THING IS NEEDED. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken from her.”
The fact that Jesus had to say Martha’s name twice? What does that tell you? I think you know.
“Only one thing is needed” – Just one. Did you get it? ONLY one thing is needed. Only ONE thing is needed. Only one THING is needed. Only one thing IS needed. Only one thing is NEEDED. So in the midst of your business ask yourself if this is the one thing needed. If it doesn’t involve sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to Him, ask yourself, “How important is this?”
“Mary has Chosen what is better.” Listening to Jesus is ALWAYS better than whatever the busyness is in our life.
“It will not be taken from her.” Satan will use anyone or anything to steal Jesus’ words from us. Sometimes it is a family member, or friend. Sometimes it is an inner drive based on a lie. Ask yourself, “WHY am I so busy?
Jesus doesn’t want us busy. He wants us.
Imagine how Jesus felt having Mary, but not having Martha because she was too busy. There is a longing there, for He knows what is better for us.
Can you do that which you are doing, but also, at the same time, rest at the feet of Jesus? Rest in Him at all times. If your soul is sitting at Jesus’ feet, then even while busy there will be peace.