Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.” Luke 10:40
Martha was burdened. She was not burdened with serving. She was burdened with much serving.
That’s the keyword – much.
We find ourselves in Martha. Burdened with much serving.
When we put matters to our hands and don’t delegate to others. When we want to shine and don’t allow others to have their time. When we think highly of ourselves and look down on others. When we think we can do better and perceive others will make things worst. When we see ourselves as super and look at others as ordinary.
Serving God should give us joy and not burden. Serving Jesus should allow us to see God’s best and not put in us unwanted stress. Serving the church should give us push up not weigh us down.
May I suggest the following?
- Train people to do what you do.
- Delegate with confidence.
- Get people involved and accountable.
- Remember people should start somewhere, just like you did.
- Be reminded, the heart of a servant is more important than the work of a servant.
- Be a mentor not a tormentor.
When you have servants around you, don’t be burdened with much serving.