“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 10v42 NIV)
Mary and Martha had the same choices.
Both Mary and Martha knew their responsibilities to visiting guests.
But Mary chose what was the most important thing at that moment of time.
A greater culture was here.
Martha decided to follow duty and expectation.
Don’t let the expectations of others drive you.
Seek Him above all else.
Don’t let the fear of what people will think stop you sitting at His feet.
What is driving you?
Ask Him what He expects of you.
Don’t live according to other people’s expectations.
Don’t be driven by your own desires and needs; instead be led by the Spirit of the living God.
You have a responsibility to examine your life.
To see what forces are driving you.
Is it the expectations of family, friends, colleagues, bosses or church leaders?
Are you more bothered about what others may think than what He actually thinks?
Write down what He says He expects of you and compare it against what others expect of you.
He loves you and He wants you to know it.
(from ‘Wipe His Feet with Your Tears’ by Warren George)