While results are important, sitting at the feet of Jesus is more critical to our success.
The question we have to ask ourselves surrounds this topic. What is success? Is getting things accomplished a way of measuring my value? How does Jesus answer these questions?
In the Gospel of Luke, we find a profound lesson in the story of Mary and Martha. Martha was busy with all the preparations, but Mary chose to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to His teaching. Jesus said to Martha, “Martha, Martha, 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 away from her” (Luke 10:41-42 NIV).
CHRIST IS SUFFICIENT
This passage reminds us that being in the presence of Jesus and absorbing His wisdom is often more valuable than the busy work in which we often consume our time. Success in leadership, according to the Bible, is not measured by the quantity of our achievements but by the quality of our relationship with God and our faithfulness to His calling.
ACTIONS TO TAKE
For me, I will purpose to spend more time at the feet of Jesus, listening and learning. Every morning, I will open God’s Word and spend time in prayer and meditating on Scriptures upon which He leads me to reflect.
How about you?
Do you allow yourself to get worried or upset when things don’t go your way?
Why does Jesus say that “few things are needed—or indeed only one”?
What is the one thing that is most needed?
Are we pursuing that one thing, or the many things that don’t matter, and neglecting that “one thing”?
SURRENDERING TO CHRIST’S SUFFICIENCY
May we all spend more time at the feet of Jesus. And may we all realize that our drive to perform can get in the way of our willingness to surrender, sit with Christ, and be fully satisfied that it is sufficient.
Your aspiring servant, Daniel M.
January 30, 2024
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