Sunday, October 7, 2012

31 Days of Inviting the Uninvited: So Many Things

Do you ever feel like you can't catch up?

You have work that has to get finished...on nights or weekends. Again.

You're out of food for actual meals. Again. 
Your car breaks down. You have to get it fixed. Again.
You didn't have time to pre-write any posts this year for the 31 days you thought would be fun to do, and now you have to come up with something. Again.

"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 only one things is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." - Luke 10: 40-41


I usually learn things the hard way. 

The rapid, hurried girl ends up missing the moment and what God has to show her. Until He keeps showing up and she begins to see.

This year is definitely not about keeping count. Somehow, even though inwardly I have been wondering how I could possibly learn to slow down by adding one more thing on my to-do list (ahem, no one's choice by mine to decide to write straight through a month), I think God is molding my heart a bit. I'm somehow finding a little more peace and calm by deciding to take things as they come this month, to actually take my own advice, and that inviting the uninvited might be a moment to moment call to choose what's better.

It doesn't mean shoving away things that are hard, challenging or won't fit in until everything else in my life goes away. Practically, for this series, it means remembering to come to the feet of Jesus, and letting writing help me with that. 

In what ways do 'many things' stand in the way of what's better? 

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