Week 2 - Hold Your Horses

Mark Tolan


  • A way of looking at something
  • A pair of internal glasses through which you see/comprehend the world



Hold Your Horses



Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.



Luke 10:38-42

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”


“Martha, Martha,”the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”



The World: Speed Up

Jesus: Slow Down


Luke 10:41

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered 



The World: Be Distracted

Jesus: Be Present



Luke 10:40

But Martha was distracted


“Wherever you are be ALL there”

--Jim Elliot 


Psalm 46:10

Be still and know that I am God



Luke 10:41

“Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things…


The World: Take Control

Jesus: Let Go



  • Where do I need to hold my horses and slow down even after things begin to speed back up again?
  • Where do I need to be more present?
  • Where do I need to hand over the reins and stop worrying?