Why Do we Not have Time
Before digging into ways to make time for God’s word, I wanted to ask myself these questions. I also want you to answer these questions for yourself, be vulnerable in front of God.
- Why have I not made time for Gods word?
- What have I placed in front of my time with God?
- What steals most of my attention from God, that is not work or family.
Once we answer these questions I feel like it will put into perspective whether we are truly too busy for God’s word or not.
5 Ways to Make Time for God’s Word
- Just open it- Even if you just get to open it for 5 minutes or two minutes, just grab it and open it! Sometimes you will have sat for 10-15 minutes and not have known your were in His word for that long!
- Have it read to you– Download a bible app that has audio reading and when you’re sitting in traffic or driving to work or from work have it read to you! This one is so easy!
- Ask for accountability- Accountability is a sure way to help us get into God’s word. From my own personal experience I have found accountability to be extremely helpful in pushing me towards my goals. For one reason it forces you to be vulnerable with another, and secondly I deal with pride! So that forced me to make sure I was doing what I needed to be doing, so I didn’t have to confess to my partner that I had not! Be sure to find an accountability partner who is going to push you, one who wants what is best for you! Have them check in on you throughout the week, even try to meet up once a week.
- Set Reminders- Put one or two daily reminders on your phone at times that you know you are free to stop what you are doing and get into the word. Sometimes in our busy days we are running and running and not meaning to we place our time with God on the back burner. Setting a reminder will insure we bring our focus back to God and getting into his word.
- Prioritize your time- Don’t set yourself up for failure, if you know you’re not a morning person, and you snooze your alarm all the way up to the last moment, then do not make your quiet time for the morning. Your quiet time doesn’t have to look like someone else’s, so find a time that is good for you. When I was in college and I lived on campus I would literally roll out of bed five minutes before class, brush my teeth and I was out the door. I knew I wasn’t disciplined to getting up early, so every night before I turned my lights out for bed I would open my bible. Then, that was what worked for me, find what will work best for you and then stick to it!
As I answered those questions above it revealed what I have allowed to take priority in my life. I still get into God’s word mostly every morning first thing, but I have allowed social media to really steal a lot of my valuable time. So I am confessing to you all that I want to limit my time on there and fill with something else that can be more fruitful.
Ask God to reveal to you what is priority in your life, and ask Him to reveal to you whether that is fruitful or not.