To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.
We are distracted by many things, but by eliminating our distractions we can gain clarity of vision and strength. The classic example in the Bible of a distracted woman is Martha:
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10: 38-42
What is the key phrase here I want you to see? Martha was distracted. She lost her focus! In a whirlwind of activity she took her eyes off her Lord and placed them upon herself! No wonder she was so upset that she was willing to interrupt a teacher to complain. I love how Beverly Bradley of www.familyministries.com talks about this passage. Martha was not a wicked woman; she had the heart of a servant. She was opening her home to a room full of smelly, dirty, hungry men. She welcomed them into her home. There were preparations to be made and no one was helping her. The Lord did not answer her in an unkind rebuke, though. Like the true gentleman that he is, he merely pointed out that her distractions were causing her to miss the best thing in life: a relationship with Him, a chance to sit at the Savior’s feet. Maybe He has been saying the same thing to you.