What a Day! Deleting Distractions
What a Day! #3
Text: Luke 10:38-42 NIV “As Jesus and His disciples were on their way, He came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to Him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what He said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to Him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “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.”
Distraction means a pulling apart, departing, a drawing of the mind in different directions. The devil doesn’t need to destroy you as a Christian if he can distract you. He fights to distract. We are to fight to focus on what our priorities are to be.
So often the most difficult choices aren’t between good and bad but between good and the best. Martha was more worried about the preparation of a meal than the fact that Jesus was in the house. What distracts you?
Choosing What Is Better:
#1: Diminish the distractions in your life. (Shoo away the birds.) Matthew 13:3-4 NIV Then He told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up.”
Our days are too valuable; our calling is too great; our God is too good for us to waste our days.
#2: Focus on what is important. Proverbs 4:25-26 TPT ”Set your gaze on the path before you. With fixed purpose, looking straight ahead, ignore life’s distractions. Watch where you’re going! Stick to the path of truth, and the road will be safe and smooth before you. Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked for even a moment or take the detour that leads to darkness.”
The important things don’t just happen but distractions happen automatically.
#3: Listen to the voice of God. Isaiah 30:32 ESV ”And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.”