It’s a new year and you’ve resolved to dig down in Bible study. Maybe you’re reading through the Bible for the first time this year (Yay you! One of the best things I’ve ever done.) Or you’ve signed up to join a group in a new study (hello, accountability). I’ve heard from many of you doing my 100 Days with Christ study in the gospels (it’s free for you!).
Maybe this is how you pictured it –
The alarm goes off 30 minutes early and you hop out of bed, eager to get into the Word. The coffee pot has a hot mug ready you, and wrapped in your coziest fleece, you lean into the recliner with Bible, journal and pens. The house is pin-drop still and for 30 glorious minutes, it’s just you, God and his refreshing Word. Afterward, you wake your children with smiles, send your husband off with a kiss and tackle the day’s to-do list with joy.
Let’s be serious. We all know most mornings don’t go like that.
Sometimes, despite our best intentions and our best evening prep, our Bible study gets sabotaged.
These sabotages can completely derail our Bible study. Surely the enemy intends to completely derail our Bible study.
When my Bible study time is sabotaged, it catches me short. But we ought to expect that kind of warfare for our Bible study time. The enemy knows keeping us out of the Word is the door that opens a host of other defeats.
Let’s beat him at his own game. Let’s take the surprise out of Bible study sabotage and look at 3 ways to beat Bible study dropout.