September 29, 2020

Scarlett Kiowski
"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. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."
Luke 10:38-42

I can be a Martha. I love the feeling of accomplishment and checking off my to-do list! However, I’m learning how to be like Mary (still). I’m not looking to lose my identity in order to be JUST like her. No, I want to be me and everything God created me to be while balancing both “doing” and being “still”. It takes a healthy understanding of boundaries to know when to be a Mary (still) and when to be a Martha (do). Something I am still working on. Establishing healthy boundaries with our time and energy is not only life giving to you but those around you. Ask God to show you when to say yes, and when it is best to say no. Give Him permission to rewrite your schedule. We are on this earth for only a moment and how we spend our time matters. Ask God, “where in your life do you need to be doing something different with your time” and “where do you need to be still?” He is waiting, He wants to show you. You won’t regret the freedom that it brings!