Sometimes a stressful situation in your life can demand so much energy from you that it also absorbs other important aspects of your life. This dangerous energy eater not only attacks your mental condition but also your physical and social life.
It is not the situation itself that causes stress. It is the way you deal with such a situation. I myself have also experienced a period of stress.After this period I started to meditate on the situation, and the names that immediately came to mind were Martha and Maria. The two sisters of Lazarus and good friends of Jesus in the Bible.
What can we learn from this situation?
Luke 10:38-42 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village, and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Recognize the circumstances: Martha stood alone in the kitchen and had to take care of important guests. She could not handle this task on her own.
Ask for help: Martha eventually admitted that the task was too much for her alone and asked Jesus for help.
Relative: Jesus spoke to Martha:
‘’You are worried and troubled about many things’’!
Process the valuable feedback you have received and calm down.
Meditate: Mary listened from early on to Jesus’ lessons about life. Find peace at his feet as well.
Pray, read his wise words, and stay focused.
It will not be taken away from her:
Have faith that you do not let yourself be hunted anymore. And you can trust in the peace that Jesus has planted in you.
I don’t know where you are currently in life. Hopefully, i was able to encourage you with this blog post.
And remember… when you experience a stressful situation, think like Mary and go sit at Jesus” feet and receive his wise words !!
Source: The holy bible: Luke chapter:10 verses:38-42
Thank you for reading.
Love to see you next time!