How can we enjoy life in the NOW. Where is our energy at? What is our main focus?
I came across this story in the word
Luke 10:38-42English Standard Version (ESV)
Martha and Mary
38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus[a] entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary.[b] Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
When thinking about this text, Mary acted in the NOW. She was living in the moment. She was excited about the now. Why did I use this scripture reference? Many times we get consumed with what others are doing and we get side tracked by the things that are not even important to us. Jesus said, Martha you are anxious about many things but Mary has chosen the better part, the good part.
Martha was distracted. Distractions will stop you from living in the NOW. Distractions will throw you off. Distractions will cause you to miss out on blessings right now if you chose to entertain them.
Distractions is the process of diverting the attention of an individual or group from the desired area of focus.
We must learn to Just relax in Jesus … easier said than done sometimes, but when you master it you will feel the benefits.