Luke 10:40 KJV
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
As we move into a new year, you will hear the same talk. You will hear many new year’s resolutions. You will hear many reasons why 2024 will be so much different than 2023. Many will even have temporary times of excitement for what’s to come. Then, by February life will be just as it’s been for many.
The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way! 2024 can be your best year yet! As Christians, although we will face opposition, our lives are to continually get better! As we focus on God and the things of the Spirit, our inward man is renewed day by day! This is where the issue comes in. Our focus matters! You can choose to focus on what brings you up or what brings you down.
In our passage above Jesus has entered Mary and Martha’s house. Mary is at his feet, but Martha is running around serving. Martha actually gets upset that Mary isn’t running around as well. Jesus corrects Martha. Jesus tells her she is anxious and troubled because she is focused on the wrong things. Could this be our issue at times as well? We are believing God to take our cares that are the result of our wrong focus. The answer to the problem is to readjust your focus!
Luke 10:40 says, “But Martha was cumbered about much serving…” The word cumbered means “to drag all around or distracted with care.” Martha was anxious and troubled because she was being drug all around and distracted by everything that she thought needed her attention. Jesus gave her a revelation that you and I need! Everything that calls for your attention shouldn’t get your attention!
Be deliberate about your daily decisions as you move into 2024! Pray and seek God for his direction for your life. Then, do not allow anything or anyone in this life to distract from what God says needs your attention. As you do this, 2024 will be different! As you stay focused and refuse to be moved, God will do just as he’s promised! Many never see the results of their faith in God’s word because they simply get distracted and give up before harvest time!
Stay focused! 2024 can be your best year yet!