Taskmaster

Is there any hope for a multitasking Mama? Yep. A simple one: follow the Lord’s example. When Jesus spoke with people, they had His complete attention. The Bible does not say, and while He sanded wood and kept watch on a pot of stew, Jesus said… He simply listened and then responded individually and compassionately.… Clearly Jesus put conversations first time on His to do list, ignoring what was politically correct or productively expedient. Nothing mattered more than this thirsty woman (the woman at the well – John 4:9). His disciples got the message. No one asked, ‘What do you want?’ or ‘Why are you talking with her? (verse 27). She got the message too, putting aside her task in favor of talking to people. Leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town (verse 28). Now it’s our turn to get the message. Relationships aren’t a task. Listening intently is the most valuable gift we can give. And looking into the eyes of someone we care about is time wisely spent. My resolution? Do one task at a time and do it well, always putting people first. Sure, it’s old-school, about 2,000 years old. Thank the Lord it’s never too late to learn.” Liz Curtis Higgs —-An excerpt from “Glimpses From Heaven”

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