“And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha you are worried and troubled about many things.”
AHA! Too many worries and troubles swathe our lives. True? Worries and troubles are different meanings. Trouble creates worry. Worry might create trouble. Others are in trouble but do not worry. Some worry even when no trouble exist!
That’s how life is for believers and no believers. Life has troubles, life has challenges, life has amazingly beautiful moments and experiences. Humans follow the ups and the downs. We seek to live a life in full, hoping that throughout life will be smooth and joyful. The truth is that no circumstances, no wealth, no human beings, no possessions – physical, emotional or spiritual – had ever succeeded to bring effortless and joyful life to none! If anyone declares so…s/he definitely lies!
It is what it is! Be realistic! Above all, be honest with yourself and towards others. Such testimonies are great, as they allow other people to feel that they are not the only “insane” in this world. Don’t be afraid; say what it is true and beneficial.
It is true that Martha worried a lot. She worried about practicalities, about how to serve others, how other people treat her instead to simply keep her eyes on Jesus. At times, we need to do nothing, including not cooking for the quests (read the story of Mary and Martha) but just focus on Jesus. There is time for cooking; there is time for focusing.
This is a large issue within the Christian community. There are Christians who trust the Lord but misunderstand that it is a relationship where each part contributes. They trust that all eventually be done by the Lord so they become a kind of lazy, idle people, contributing nothing to themselves, family, community. Eventually they even become depressed. In few… “they focus on to Jesus without cooking anything to eat”.
Along with this matter, we have differences among Christians and no Christians, especially within family, working place etc. Martha’s complain was (she even attacked Jesus Himself…You not care…):
“Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
As I have said in the past both Martha and Mary were right in their own ways. Nevertheless, there are affairs of importance as of urgency. We need to understand the difference.
All we need is to increase in wisdom, to understand what is what and when is what. Let it go when we have to, becoming less controlling, enjoy and being thankful for who we are in Him and what we are provided with.
Worry when it is time to worry; let it go when there is no purpose to worry. There is no purpose in becoming worriers. There is purpose in becoming pro-active. As it was wisely said “stop being reactive and become proactive”.
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