Mrs. “Get-It-Done”

I don’t know about ya’ll, but I can be a “go-getter.” I like to get things done, see things accomplished and check things off my list. And in my opinion, this isn’t a bad thing (just don’t ask my husband! ha). But I have found when it comes to my walk with the Lord, I can get my priorities of accomplishment a little out of order.


When the Lord saved me, and changed my heart of stone into a heart of flesh (Ez. 36:26), He also gave me a heart to make a difference in this world. To see His kingdom come. To see lives changed, and people set free. I want to preach the gospel, be involved in my church, have girls over to our home and pour into their lives, be involved at my local crisis pregnancy center, raise a godly family with Chris, and many other things. And I believe these are all good and godly aspirations.


But remember the person I described earlier? Yeah. Miss Git-It-Done likes to take over. A lot.

And in my desire to serve Christ and obey the commands He’s laid out for me, I sometimes serve on auto-pilot and neglect my personal time with Him. I find it so ironic that I can’t find time to get in the Word and pray, because I am rushing out the door on my way to do “ministry.” This is so wrong! How do I expect to have an impact without intimacy?


“Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman
named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called

Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to Him.
But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came
up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to
do all the serving along? Then tell her to help me.” But the Lord
answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and
bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary,
for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
Luke 10:38-42

When I read these verses, I see myself in Martha. She was the one getting things done! She started off great too. After all, she was the one who got Jesus there in the first place by welcoming Him into her home. But after that, she let her busyness take over and distract her from what was important: Jesus. Mary had chosen the good part…which was sitting at His feet–listening to Him. Lord, make me more like Mary!


So I encourage you, check your heart. Do you struggle, like me, in putting your ministry before your relationship with Christ? If so, let’s strive to be Mary’s together. Let’s get in the Word and listen to Him. He is all that matters.


Today I am choosing the good part.


Courtney Cumbest is a sinner saved by grace and a die-hard Alabama football fan. She enjoys photography, country music, spending time with friends and family, and shooting guns in her spare time. She was a Precept Intern in 2012 and describes it as one of the most life-changing experiences of her life. Courtney met Chris at the intern program and were married in 2013.



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