Many of us have experienced the frustration of Martha, feeling like we’ve been left to do all the work while others reap the benefits of our labor. In those stressful moments, what if you heard Jesus saying to you, “You are worried and distracted by many things, but there is need of only one thing”?
What worries and distractions keep you from living with joy and gratitude? Are these self-inflicted worries and distractions or do they come from someone else? What do you think Jesus meant when he said there is need of only one thing? What “one thing” might help you to find the sense of satisfaction and contentment that you seek? How can we embrace opportunities to serve others without growing resentful? In prayer, confess to God those minor grievances or resentments that you carry.
Ask God to help you to find ways to serve others while still maintaining healthy boundaries that leave you time for devotion, prayer, and restorative practices.