What is Distracting You?

Luke 10:38-42
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.

39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.

40 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!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,

42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”



Another weekend has come and gone. Did you enjoy your weekend, or are you glad it is over because it was so busy? Many times we get distracted with the things that are not important in our lives. We worry about what is going on in everyone’s life through social media. We get caught up in a game on our smart phones or we get distracted by some movie marathon on cable. Be honest with yourself. How much of this past weekend was productive and not caught up by some distraction in your life?

My biggest distraction is my phone. I realized last night I spend way too much time on my phone. My wife pointed out that a lot of times I am talking to her while I am looking at something on the phone. Guys let me give you some advice, if you want to build some points with your wife listen to what they say. I do not mean just listen and say ok. I mean truly listen and join in the conversation. A conversation can only occur when more than one party is involved.

Are distractions keeping you from God? Are you spending time with God each day? We all need to slow down take time to pray and read our bibles each day. This is how we can build on your relationship with our Lord. Most people have a bible app on their smart phone. I would suggest not even looking at that for a few days. I would suggest pulling out the bible and reading it that way. This way you are not tempted to check social media while you are spending time with God. That can wait.

I have noticed that while writing this, I have checked my social media accounts a few times. I think it is time that we forget about the distractions in our everyday lives. We need to focus on what is important. The things that are important in our lives are God, family, ourselves, neighbors, and work. We cannot let things distract us from our priorities. Take a day and unplug from all distractions and be like Mary and choose what is better.

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