The Martha Complex
Too often we find ourselves worried about things that appear to be beyond our control. We worry so much that we miss the lesson or assignment God may have for us. I call this suffering from the Martha complex. In Luke 10:38-42, Jesus visited Martha and Mary. As Mary gleaned wisdom from the Lord, Martha allowed herself to become obsessed with making dinner perfect. She became so distracted, she became frustrated by the fact that Mary had the revelation of the opportunity that came with Jesus' visit.
As we go about our day, let's not allow circumstances, beyond our control, draw us away from seeing and accomplishing what God has for us. Let us be like Mary and delve deeper into the one thing worth being concerned about, which is our heavenly Father and the things he has for us to do. Trust God, release the reigns of control, and know he is working everything out for our good (Romans 8:28) !