The five minute Friday word prompt this week is distraction. If you would like to join please click here:

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!”

Luke 10:40

I wonder how many of us relate to Martha? I like many other’s think I could win the title of most distracted. Winning that diamond encrusted tiara and beautifully silky sash, that comes with the title.

While working in the office, I would be distracted by people around me asking if I could just help them with this, or can I do that for them.

Now working from home, the pressure is on! I am busier than ever and am working longer hours. Lines are blurred and I can’t leave things I normally would in my head at the office. Work boundaries are creeping into not only my home life but my relationship with God.

I am going to bed thinking about all I need to accomplish tomorrow. What I didn’t do today. I wake up after a quick prayer and think how early can I fire up my laptop.

Work is distracting me from time with God and proper time with my family. I have always been good at keeping boundaries while having work and home in separate buildings. But in one place it is getting blurry.

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Luke 10:41-42

Reminding myself this morning of the story of Martha and Mary has been a great reminder, of how I need to stay focused on Jesus and not let the world and things we need to do distract me from him.

Although work is still on my mind, today I choose and pray that Jesus will distract me from work and not the other way round.

#fiveminutefriday writing for 5 minutes only no changes or over thinking.

5 thoughts on “Distracted

  1. It seems there are many of us feeling the same way. This was such a good post and I am grateful we were neighbors 🙂 Joining you in praying that “Jesus will distract me from work and not the other way round”. Blessings to you and stay safe!


  2. Who would have done the dishes,
    and prepared the meats?
    Who would have met their wishes,
    and dusted off their seats?
    Who would have made so very sure
    that every cup was filled,
    that water was both cool and pure
    and that the calf was killed?
    Who would have lit the tapers,
    who would have baked the bread,
    who cleared up all the papers,
    and was reproved, intsead
    for having done that which was needed
    when she should her heart have heeded?

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