Ever have one of 'those' weeks? When you are so steeped in tasks, the Martha (as Luke describes in Luke 10:38-42) crushes your Mary heart and you don't even realize it? Yeah, that was me over the last few weeks.
The first part of Jesus Calling undid me this morning!
December 19 from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Do not be weighed down by the clutter in your life: lots of little chores to do sometime, in no particular order. If you focus too much on these petty tasks, trying to get them all out of the way, you will discover that they are endless. They can eat up as much time as you devote to them.
Instead of trying to do all your chores at once, choose the ones that need to be done today. Let the rest slip into the background of your mind, so I can be in the forefront of your awareness. Remember that your ultimate goal is living close to Me, being responsive to My initiatives. I can communicate with you most readily when your mind is uncluttered and turned toward Me. Seek My Face continually throughout this day. Let My Presence bring order to your thoughts, infusing Peace into your entire being.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
This week (the last couple of weeks, really)I have allowed tasks and my 'to do' list to weigh me down...crush me...overwhelm me...suck the joy out of me. Which then invites the enemy to participate with whispers of "you're not enough" and "you're not qualified" and his favorite "you are such a disappointment, you are letting everyone down." HE IS SUCH A LIAR, and I get overwhelmed when I agree with him. NO MORE.
God tells me I am His beloved, precious beyond words, with an irreplaceable role, I am exactly who I need to be to accomplish what He leads me to do, growing each day to live into who He's created me to be. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! I am thankful beyond words for my husband and friends who remind me of this when I forget.