Luke 10:39-42
“She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s fee listening to what he said. 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!”
“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 from her.” 
Martha had a lengthy agenda, which was weighing on her mind and causing her stress. She was upset at Mary for not sharing the same priority list. Jesus was kind to Martha, but reminded her that he was not the one who had caused her task list to grow to such an unmanageable size. Indeed, Jesus revealed that there were ‘many’ things weighing on her mind, not just the choices of her sister. He expressed genuine care for Martha, but reminded her of the one thing that truly matters–our individual relationship with God. 
Task lists seem to grow all on their own. The number of things waiting to be done rarely diminishes, and my own lack of healthy boundaries will drive a wedge between me and those around me if I allow that to happen. Christ has truly only called me to do a few things, and I need to regularly compare my list with his to keep from drifting off-course. My own relationship with God must be the number one thing, followed by those few things to which He has called me.
This week, I need to make sure that I am spending time at the feet of the savior–learning his heart, and focusing on the things which matter to Him.
God, thank you for desiring a relationship with me! Help me to keep that as my highest priority, and set healthy boundaries in my life instead of allowing my task list to control me.

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