Lesson: sometimes we have to leave things undone to fellowship with Jesus. Also when we don't take time to fellowship with Him, it results in some not so good consequences (Martha's worry and agitation)......Now comes what thoughts came into my head.....
This devotional made me think of the time that I was so focused that I became 'so heavenly minded that I was no earthly good'. Because of this, I fell and I fell hard. I felt pretty bad. It didn't help that I had also been hanging around people who were confused about their lives. At times like that, it really pays to have some strong spiritual friends around. I had two people who were and are still like that. I was so hard on myself. I felt like I had completely failed God and went through the pity phase of 'why did You choose me?'....it was awful. But my friends, helped me. They helped me with their encouraging words and with what they had learned from their 'true' relationship with God. I started to get back on the right path.
I found out I needed to have balance. See I knew I needed to focus on God but I also understood I lived here on earth. I needed to still be connected here. Regaining my stability, I understood better that I needed to be changed to be Christ-like, however while that process was taking place, I also needed to be doing His work.
Matthew 28:19-20 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
I had to get it together. Balance. Well, I have more balance now than I thought was possible. My focus is on God, however, I have not shut out the world. Nor am I really in the world...so to speak
2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
This balance thing is a very delicate thing. To me anyway. Teeter too much on one side and there are bad consequences. One thing I know, God will help me balance things as I continue to keep my eyes on Him.