How to Build an Active Bible Study Life Despite Busy Schedule

I’m too busy to study

The alarm rang by 5am, I snoozed it for 10 minutes just to catch that sweet morning sleep. 

I kept doing this until it was 7am, then I realised if I continued, I would be late for work. 

So I quickly jumped out of my bed, said my usual 5 minutes prayers and oh no! No time to study the Word again. 

Then I quickly dashed off to work because I didn’t want my boss’ sermon on punctuality.

I made a mental note to study the scriptures during lunch break but that wasn’t realistic as I had to use my time to prepare for an urgent presentation.

Okay, since I couldn’t study during lunch break, I’ll make sure I read my Bible before sleeping. 

That didn’t work either as I dozed off immediately after my dinner.

This seems like the pattern for most “busy” people. You are either too busy to study the Word or too lazy.

How Can I Study with this Busy Schedule?

Perhaps you are the king/queen of “I’m too busy kingdom”, then how about doing the following to make your Word-study life active?

1. Get a study plan

There is a popular saying that you either plan to succeed or you plan to fail, so either ways you need a plan.

Technology has made Word-Study flexible, thank goodness! Moreover, there are countless study plans to follow and you can choose an online study plan that addresses your current situation. 

It could be a 5-Day study plan on Purity or a 30-Days study plan on Financial freedom (the Scriptures has you covered on all aspects of life).

2. Follow through with your study plan

Avoid choosing plans, you know you won’t follow through to the end.  Rather, start with a simple study plan and be determined to finish it. 

3. Set study reminders

Reminders are good motivations. They simply do their job- remind you of your study plan.

4. Involve your friends in your plan

Sometimes going through with a study plan can be uninteresting especially if you’re doing it alone. Call your friends to include them in your Word-Study life. 

Someone said “Friends are like elevator, they either take you up or bring you down”. 

{Read: Choosing Your Friends}

Include committed buddies in your study.

5. You skipped a day…

That’s okay, life can be busy at times. But don’t let a day turn into weeks without studying the scriptures, as this won’t help your spiritual growth.

Your Word-Study doesn’t have to be religious but one done out of a relationship with God and a desire to know God more.

6. Depend on the Holy Spirit

As scripture says

“… It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”

Zechariah 4:6 (NLT)

Allow the Holy Spirit to help you.

{Read: How to Build a Personal Relationship with God}

The YouVersion Bible App is a great app to follow a study plan and also collaborate with friends. If you don’t have it yet, you should!

Enjoy an active Word-study life

It’s easy to enjoy an active Word-study life when you take deliberate steps towards it. 

Get a study plan and follow through it with the Holy Spirit’s help and enjoy the life you were meant to live.

{Related: How to Create Time for God When You’re Too Busy}

What did I miss? How else can you improve your Bible study life with a busy schedule? I’ll like to hear from you in the comments and don’t forget to share with friends.


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