Are you too busy for a Bible study?
Let me guess, most of the Bible studies at your church meet during the day – which is terribly inconvenient. There are a few that meet at night, but nighttime is often when your children need you the most. And, if you work outside the home, who wants to leave her kids again after she hasn’t seen them all day?
I recently admitted I’m a Bible Study Drop Out. Even though I tried my best to join a women’s Bible study this year, I just couldn’t make it work. So I reluctantly quit.
But that’s not the end of the story.
I received several passionate comments from readers who encouraged me not to give up.
“Why did you believe you needed the study in the first place?”
“Did you just want to check off a box to make you feel better about your spiritual life, or is there a deeper need you are ignoring?”
“Why did you really drop out?”
“Maybe you need a virtual study.”
“You can’t always put your spiritual needs dead last! Is that really the best thing for your family?”
You got me thinking. And reevaluating.
Yes, there are seasons in life – and I bit off more than I could chew by joining an evening study in the middle of soccer season – but this doesn’t mean I need to throw the towel in altogether, does it?
Sometimes we need to prioritize a bit better.
Sometimes we need to say NO.
But sometimes we need to say YES.
I’m happy to say I’ve had several offers to join Bible studies since announcing I'm a drop out. And I’ve even started attending a Bible study during a lunch break. No, I haven't figured it out yet. But I'm re-thinking both NO and YES.
Do you find yourself saying NO too quickly? If so, have you given yourself the freedom to reevaluate and say YES?