Friday, August 30
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.”
In moments of stress and frustration, many people will try to manipulate others through guilt or high pressure tactics to help them. They resort to asking someone else to do their dirty work just like Martha tried to do with Jesus. “Jesus, make her help me.” “Don’t you care?” Everyone has fallen prey to this and many have used these same words to try to pull others into their chaos. Jesus, however, wasn’t going to make Mary a victim of Martha’s choices. Jesus made it clear to Martha that she had made her choice and Mary had made hers. Giving in to Martha’s manipulation would have only enabled more of the same behavior in the future. If you find yourself in a place of overcommitment, rather than trying to manipulate others into bailing you out, ask the Lord for grace to see you through the commitment and then learn from it for future reference. The Lord’s burden is easy. If you find yourself being overwhelmed, ask Him to show you what to put aside and what is truly important. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff.
This Sunday, September 1st, TWBC sign-ups begin for our Fall Semester of GroupLife. We will be launching over 20 Know and Grow groups throughout the month of September. You can get a head start by going on our TWBCSS App and actually join a group today! Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the life and fulfillment that comes from building Godly relationships. This is your opportunity to belong, not just attend. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Pastor Jeff @ 903 438 2363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.