This week we’re going to:
Confession: I’m easily distracted.
Not quite as bad as Dug, the dog from the animated movie, Up, (squirrel!) — but nearly.
I rarely have only one thing going at once. I’m a multi-tasking, multiple-tabs-open-at-the-same-time kind of girl. Which is useful sometimes — more often, not.
It usually means a lot of things get left undone. I start one project, walk to the other room for something related, and come out empty-handed, or set on an entirely different task. It’s rather pathetic.
I devote far too much attention to the peripheral.
I was reminded this week of the passage in Luke about Martha and her sister, Mary.
“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.’ But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.'” (Luke 10:38-42)
I’m definitely a Martha — “distracted with much serving.” But oh, how I long to be a Mary! After all, only “one thing is necessary.” How true is that?
May God help me to set aside the distractions and focus on the one thing needed — Jesus.