He [Jesus] appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons. Mark 3:14,15
The primary reason why God called you and me is to have fellowship with us and He wants us to be with Him! As we see in Genesis 3:9, after God created man in His own image, the LORD God called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you? God always searches for us, because He loves us and He wants us to be with Him! Here in Mark 3, we can see that Jesus prayed the whole previous night as mentioned in Luke before He selected twelve disciples, here it says He appointed them that they might be with Him which is the number one priority and then comes the ministry, not the other way around. Jesus called His disciples to be with Him!
So many who got saved today thinks tomorrow they need to start ministry for God, its good but the priority is fellowship and to grow in Him, ministry is the by product of our relationship with Him and He will lead us and call in the right time, Paul says Christ’s love compels us, meaning the love of Jesus leading him to do ministry, God will always empower us and do everything beautifully in His time and use us for His glory. Continue to grow in His love. He is calling us to abide in Him as like how a branch is connected to vine, we are called to remain in Christ’s love! This always remains! This should be our priority and primary focus!
Jesus told Mary that she had chosen the good part, which shall not taken away from her. Jesus said this one thing is needful, what is that one thing? Mary was with Jesus listening to Him and sat at the feet of Jesus. On the other hand Martha was worried and upset about many things, as a result she was hurting herself and also complaining about Mary. Jesus told us not to worry or upset but cast all our cares upon Jesus and He wants us to receive His peace and joy that this world cannot give. We are called to be like Mary to be with Jesus, there is no place for worry or upset. But, there will be hope, love and faith! Remain in Him! His love is amazing! Be With Him! God bless you!