3 Reasons God Wants You To Slow Down

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You may have heard of the Martha Syndrome, the incessant need of being busy doing “good”.

In some Christian and even secular circles, Martha is a name which is synonymous with “busyness”.

This story starts with Jesus’ interesting encounter with Mary and Martha.

In Luke 10:40-42 it points out that:

Martha was distracted with much serving and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore, tell her to help me.

And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” 

I love how Jesus chooses his words. He said one thing was needed, not a few things or many things. Just one thing was needed and Martha missed it because she was distracted with serving.

One of the reasons why I highlighted this story was because Martha probably meant well. She believed she was doing the right thing.

Some how, our culture, environment and even religion has made us slaves to certain actions and expectations. We feel we should do these things, which could potentially hurt us.

Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t be a Martha….

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Chioma is a blogger. She writes on topics that encourage and inspire young women to live purposeful and meaningful lives.
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  1. This is a well written post!
    I struggle with this on a daily basis, I sometimes feel i’m not doing enough to be “seen” as a christian who is working for God. Ultimately it’s not how much we do but what was already done 2000+ years go!
    In fact,I always compare myself to my sister in these areas.
    This is a wake up call to know what to prioritize in my walk with Christ.
    Thank you!!

  2. This also applies to men, not just us women. Let’s call them ….. Larry & George. My husband is a Larry, serving the Lord to the point of busy busy busy, with very little time to spend with Jesus. Please pray for him and all the Larry’s and George’s out there who are serving but not listening to God. Thank you

  3. Power of prayer no matter what your going through always give the lord the praises and just see the victory it over the mountain. He will always be with us no matter what we are going through I feel he is holding my hand in the mist of storms and we things are good he is still holding my hand. Thank you Lord just giving you all the praises.

    • God is there, you just have to ask him to help you. I wouldn’t made it the last two yrs without him. Lost my mom, I had Breast cancer and got divorced all at the same time but God pull me threw. If he can help me he can help you. Your are in my prayers.

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