Thursday, June 27, 2013

Distracted

This is it...

The final blog hop for our study in "Stressed Less Living"... where does the time go?  I guess it flies when you're having fun...

We finished up the book with a deeper look at Mary & Martha... y'all know - the sisters who are nothing alike, as most siblings often are.

... but who I can relate with both of these women...

Jesus is coming to town... things to do, things to do...

Can't let Jesus see the house a mess
Gotta have snacks ready
Gotta make sure the bathroom is just right in case he needs to use it

Gotta run run run... lots to do

But Martha was distracted by all the preparations
that had to be made. ~Luke 10:40

Distracted...

I think that word can be part of my life.

Lots to do, lots to keep my mind on, lots on the list that needs to be checked off...

I often feel like the dog, Dug,  from Up!  Squirrel! 



I know I'm not alone...

We live in a world of constant distraction

But what if we were more like Mary...

...Mary sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said... ~Luke 10:39

I know sometimes, I'm so worried about making things look perfect

...but when someone comes by & I forget about that pillow on the ground & I just enjoy seeing someone, its the best visit
...& if I'm distracted by the crumbs on the kitchen floor & not focusing on the conversation, then I've missed out

there are so many ideas & examples of ways we can be distracted
... with our family, with our jobs, with our diets, with our homes...

we all know the ways... we've all been there...

But when stress comes & hits me, that's when I want to be even more like Mary...
just to sit at the Lord's feet & listen to what he has to say to me...

Don't worry... Don't fear...I'm here with you...

Because if I'm running around trying to take care of everything myself - SQUIRREL - then I'm getting no where...

Hey - I know its not easy... I know for the most part, I'm Martha
... will probably be Martha the majority of the time
...but its something to strive for, isn't it? 

Just to stop, calm down.... LISTENENING to the Lord

aahh... sounds nice, doesn't it...

May we all find more of those moments to just sit at His feet & listen to Him as we press on through this world of distraction....

Have a joyously blessed day friends!

11 comments:

  1. Lovely post, Rebecca!! I, too, am VERY easily distracted, so I write myself notes and lists. What do you do to help keep yourself on task?

    In His love,
    Pat (OBS small group leader)

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  2. Rebecca,

    I LOOOOOVE your blog!! I would like to think I am more of a Mary than a Martha, but I too am easily distracted! But you gave me a lot to think about! Thanks! Lynette

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  3. Rebecca, great example of Dug in up. I love that movie and it so fits into our lives as our everyday Martha, Mary opportunities play out. Fun post, and great message. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I so often feel like Dug as well! And so many people describe me like that ahh!!! "May we all find more of those moments to just sit at His feet & listen to Him as we press on through this world of distraction....
    " It is those moments that are so incredible and powerful! Cute post, thanks for sharing :)

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  5. I'm definitely a Martha most of the time, but I think I'm learning to be Mary sometimes. I hope.

    Great post.

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  6. I love this post. I hate it when I'm talking to someone and the dirt or crumbs I see catch my eye or maybe a cob web. I know people are more important. I love people, but I wonder what they will think of me it they see what I see. Such unimportant things to distract me.
    Love and prayers,
    Barbara (OBS Small Group Leader)

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  7. Girl...this spoke to my heart in a BIG way! THANK YOU...I really mean that! Sure have missed you and all the other ladies!

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  8. Thanks for the encouraging post!

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  9. Awesome thoughts. Thanks for sharing your heart.... SQUIRREL! ;) ~Steph

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  10. I can relate! I struggle with distractions. Great way to present it. Although I battle with ADD, I can pause from being a Martha and become a Mary.

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  11. I struggle so with being like Martha. I want to be like Mary, then it seems there is just that one more thing that HAS to be done. Great post!

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