Read Luke 10.
Spotlighted Scripture: Read Luke 10:38-42.
How many times have you read or heard the story of Martha and Mary? Who are you in this story? I bet you can identify with one of these women.
If you are a Martha type, you can understand her frustration at her sister. The food isn't going to cook itself, the table won't magically set, and the drinks won't pour themselves. These things need to be done. So no there isn't time to sit and listen- help is needed in the kitchen.
If you are a Mary type, you understand why she is at Jesus' feet. Who cares about the dinner- can't we just order pizza and use paper plates?
Verse 41-42 can be unnerving to the Martha in us- "but only one thing is needed". Tell that to the pile of laundry, the dirty dishes, the dusty floors- these things need to be done.
I think Jesus knew that each of us need to be reminded that He is the most important thing- that we need to stop & take time to sit at His feet each day. When we give Him "His time", He always gives us enough time to get it all done. The days I prioritize my quiet time are the days I feel less stressed about my "to-do" list. So go ahead, "chose what is better and it will not be taken away from (you)".