Mary and Martha had a wonderful opportunity to host Jesus in their home. Mary was sitting at Jesus feet in a posture of worship and adoration while Martha was working and complaining about it.
Luke 10:40-42 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!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” NIV
WHEN WE ARE DISTRACTED FROM WORSHIP WE ARE PRONE TO COMPLAIN.
We don’t have a whining problem. We have a worship problem. When we place our focus and attention on the love and the life of Jesus we lose sight of the complaints that so easily hold our lives hostage. When we do experience a concern we have a choice to make. We are called to make a difference so we must resist the temptation to merely make a point. If we use our voice for complaining more than praying about whatever is concerning us we are selfishly misappropriating the God-given resource of our voice.