Mindfulness Day 6: Weekly Thoughts
Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:38-42, ESV)
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 1:13, ESV)
As we have looked during the last week at mindfulness and being present, we understand the importance of battling against our fleshly desires and becoming distracted. We know we will be faced with many opportunities to be physically and mentally elsewhere, but it should be our desire to spend extra time with our families, our spouse, our church family, with the Lord, and in our jobs.
If we’re going to break the habit of being distracted in life, we will need to be mindful in our approach. Whether it’s putting the phone in the other room, setting aside time at certain times of the day, or making sure we get ourselves back in gear when we zone out, let us strive to be physically and mentally present in all aspects of our lives. We owe it to our coworkers, our families, our spouses, ourselves, and, most importantly, to the Lord.