' Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord , my rock and my redeemer.' - Psalms 19:14
Scriptures: Luke 10:38-42
Devotional:Christians falsely believe that every distraction they must battle will be a negative one. Some destructive opportunity or habit that clearly pulls them away from their spiritual walk.
But this just isn’t the case. It’s important to know that positive things can often be just as detrimental to our purpose as negative ones.
Distraction #3: Our Service To God.
"Christians need to internalize this truth: Good is the enemy of great. - Jim Collins"
In Luke 10, we see Martha doing a good thing: preparing the dinner for Jesus and his disciples. We catch her in the middle of serving, fulfilling her duty. And yet, she is the one Jesus corrects. It’s so easy for us to get distracted by the good things we are doing for God that we forget to actually be with God.
Jesus says in Luke 10:42, “but few things are needed – indeed only one [and] Mary has chosen what is better.” When we confine ourselves to doing good things for God, we cut ourselves off from the great things He has for us.
What great thing do you feel God has put on your heart to accomplish? And what good thing might you have to eliminate in order to reach it?