Luke 10:41-42 (NIV)
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things,
42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
I am finishing a book titled Lone Survivor written by Marcus Luttrell about him being the only survivor of the worst attack on
In light of their mission, the most famous and worst week of their training, called HELL WEEK, takes them to their physical, mental and emotional limits for the purpose of seeing what they can endure with the least amount of recuperation. Only 25% of those that enter this week complete the week. It is 5 ½ days of continuous training with only 4 hours of sleep total over the 5 ½ days. It is constant drills, pushups, situps and running in and through sand and water while their teams carries either a telephone pole or a small boat.
In contrast to the preparation of the Navy SEALS for their mission, God’s preparation for us to complete the mission He has given us it the antithesis of their preparation. For us to complete the mission God has given us, we must pull back away from pushing our lives to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual limits. God lays down some principles in His word that directs us away from pushing our lives to the limits so we can have the consistent, serial recuperation necessary to be effective in what He has for us in this life.
Jesus encourages us to focus on Presence over Performance!