41“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42but only one thing is needed.[f] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
One of my favorite leadership lessons is “Focus by Asking” by Bob Biehl. In the lesson, Bob shared a conversation that went like this:
Bob’s Friend: “I’ve been asking myself one question for three years.
Bob: “One question – for three years? What is it?”
Bob’s Friend: “What’s important?”
Bob: “What have you been finding?”
Bob’s Friend: “Less and Less“
God’s really been dealing with my heart about what is important in life and the answer really is – less and less! In a world where we constantly have millions of ideas, concepts, items, theories, and people demanding our attention, we often find our focus spread thin.
I believe God wants to reveal to us what is important to Him, which according to Jesus, is one thing! If we’ll learn what that one thing is and make that our focus, I believe all the other arenas of our lives will take care of themselves. So over the next few days I want to unwrap this thought of figuring out what is important.