The Bible is clear concerning the condition of mankind and the journey that all citizens of earth will take, whether saved or unsaved and it is this. Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble (Job 14:1). Never gloss over the fact that as a citizen of earth your days will be FULL with trouble. Let that settle in your mind. Don’t expend energy on it. Don’t fight it. It is not up for debate. Your life WILL be FULL of trouble. The quicker you agree with this statement the easier your journey on earth will be. You add to the trouble by resisting the truth. Now once you have that settled, your expectation will be true and you open the door for joy to enter your life.
Now as a believer in Jesus Christ, the trouble has an expiration date. It ends in paradise. Now before you get to paradise, your mind must be on Jesus. Listen to Luke 10:40-41 “But Martha was distracted by all the preparations to be made. She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha, the Lord replied, “you are worried and upset about many things. But only ONE thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, and it will not be taken away from her.” Martha was depressed. Why? She made mountains out of ant hill and she alone had a burden placed on her back that she alone had to carry. A burden SHE placed on herself. Jesus did not. Mary did not. The disciples did not. Martha put the shackles on and hooked herself up. She connected herself to a weight that Mary did not have. Why? Mary understood that only ONE thing matters. Her relationship with Jesus. When other things crowd the ONE thing that matters, you have a a burden of idolatry that you alone must cast off. No one else can do it. Mary did not have an issue, Martha did. So its Martha’s responsibility to take the yoke off her neck and make Jesus the ONE thing that matters.