Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing

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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 few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”~Luke 10:38-42

We live in a society where being busy is the new normal. One of the most challenging things we face daily is the busyness of life. Life seems to often put a demand on our time and attention. The cares of life can often distract you from your original goals and plans. Have you ever felt overwhelmed with busyness?

There is a story in the Bible of when Jesus visited Martha and her sister Mary. Mary recognized the importance of being at Jesus’ feet taking in everything He said and being in His presence. She sat at His feet, but Martha was distracted and busy with preparations. It wasn’t that the preparations were a bad thing, but at that present time, it wasn’t the most important thing or the main thing. The truth is…. we would all want to make preparations for Jesus if He were to come to our homes, but being in His presence and hearing the word of life is the most important thing at all times. 

The challenge in our busy lives is not to be distracted by things that are good or seem good for us. It could be good for others, just not for you.

So, keep the main thing the main thing by these simple practices: 


  1. Write the vision and make it plain. Read it multiple times daily so you can always be conscious of it. Psalms 119:105
  2. Pray without ceasing. This is constant communication with God, and He will direct you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16
  3. Surround yourself with like-minded people. 2 Corinthians 6:14
  4. Realize that God is your source. Philippians 4:19

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