While Jesus was traveling and ministering in a village, a woman called Martha decided to invite Jesus into her house. Her sister Mary sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to His teachings. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made.
She came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” Jesus answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
This story gives us a big lesson for our practical life. Martha, the one who invited Jesus, was distracted by what she planned to do. So she started complaining and manipulating Jesus. That’s why Jesus called her name twice and told her to be settled with what she can do.
Jesus didn’t decide to go to Martha’s home; it was she who chose to serve Him. Many times, the things of the world that we choose to have and the responsibilities that we choose to take on become distracting factors to our lives. It can happen in our carrier, family life, relationships, as well as any other area.
God gives us the freedom to choose the best for our lives. He never pushes us to opt something. Therefore after we choose, we must not blame or complain against others. Rather we have to enjoy what we have chosen. Enjoy the job that you have selected, enjoy the spouse you have chosen, enjoy the place of stay that you selected, enjoy the college where you decided to study, and enjoy the ministry that you chose to do.
“Blaming says your future is in the hands of somebody else!” – Dr. Bill Winston
Why did Jesus say, “Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her”? It’s because Mary decided to be with Jesus and enjoy the fellowship.
Christ doesn’t want to rebuke you as He did to Martha. He is telling you to prayerfully choose the best and enjoy everything that He has given you. He will take you to higher places that you may have never even thought of.
God is good all the time. Enjoy your journey!
– – – written by Ancy Joe Abraham