But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You care that my sister has left me to serve alone? So tell her to give me a hand.” ~ Luke 10:40
It did not take long long for me to get slightly off task today. My plan was to make a quick run to the store and bank, and to be right back in the house.
Well, my mom decided that she would like to ride. So I waited for her to get ready. Then the two stops turned into four stops. Thirty minutes turned into two hours minus the money that I had no intention on spending in Sams Club!
In the midst of that, I had a phone call requesting a ride from one side of town to the other, to wait, then to take back. Had I agreed, it would have taken at least 3 more hours. And I was just reminded of a baby shower that I am supposed to attend this afternoon.
Wait a minute! All I really wanted to do today is write.
Distractions come in many forms.
Distractions come in many forms. If we are not careful, we can get pulled in many directions and never fulfill our purpose for the day. Even tasks can be be a distraction when we try to do them at the wrong time. Martha had the opporunity to sit and learn but she was distracted by everyday tasks.
Distractions have a way of being bold. They demand our attention right then and there. When pulled in so many directions, take the time to stop and hear what God is saying.
Master your tasks. Don’t let them master you.
By the way, when I decided to simply stop everything, I realized I had nearly missed a deadline that I had forgotten about. Thank God, I made it just in time. Now I am a confirmed speaker for an upcoming Virtual Telesummit. The organizer was waiting for me this morning and thought that I had changed my mind.
Refocus and recharge your energy today towards Purpose. Enjoy your tea!
Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Sipper of Tea