Hydrate Break > Episode 6: The Myth of Multitasking Part 2

The story of Martha and Mary illustrates how quickly we can become distracted by good things and miss the most important thing. Not only is it stressful to try and do too much at once, it also robs us of the joy that we should have doing those things. Martha did not envision her stressful outcome when she invited Jesus and his disciples to her home for dinner. How many times do we do that to ourselves?

Key Take Aways

  1. Multitasking is really a form of distraction.
  2. Focus one thing at a time and make sure it’s the most important thing for that time.

Bible Passages to Remember

“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 few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’” — Luke 10:38-42

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