Years ago the thought of joining a Bible study group made me sick to my stomach. It didn’t fit my lifestyle. It wasn’t convent for me And frankly, I was scared for the other students to see my Biblical ignorance.
You might be reading this article because you’re feeling apprehensive about a commitment. I know this, because I once felt the same thing as you.
Numerous excuses filled my mind as I rationalized my reasons for not participating in Bible Study. These are my past reasons for not participating in a Bible Study. I’ve conquered these strongholds and my hope is you will too.
10 Reasons Why We Don’t Join Bible Study
You’re too busy. Satan likes a busy woman because those distractions will keep you away from God.
You’re afraid of quitting. Not believing in yourself is an advantage for the enemy, he wants you to doubt your strength.
Past failure. You tried a Bible Study, got behind and felt guilty. Right, just like the time you got on a bike, fell off, and never rode a bike again.
Homework, yuk! Asking your children to do homework and then not doing it yourself…Satan just loves this.
No time in my day. We waste time learning from TV or scrolling social media and we don’t give our time to God by reading the Bible.
My house is noisy. Getting up early is not easy, after the first day. Once you find alone time, you’re value it more than anything else in your day.
I have to work. Making money is important, but worshiping money, instead of spending time with God, is not. Get up early or read at lunchtime.
It’s too expensive. Use your money for coffee drinks, or for God? We all have priorities and sometimes they need to shift.
The commitment is too long. Being scared is something Satan has instilled in your heart and if you don’t study the Bible- Satan wins.
The “Holidays” are coming. There will always be a holiday, a Spring Break, Christmas Season or family vacation. While these events are short lived, bible study is a six to ten week commitment of reading God’s Word. His Word in your heart is eternal.
Like you, I’ve had many excuses not to join a Bible Study. As a result of my past attempts at church small group, I created the online Bible Study Cafe for women just like us. This study allows flexibility for your schedule, your family, your job and other events in your life. What makes it unique and important is that you can study at home, in your fuzzy slippers, and with a bad hair day!
You don’t need to impress anyone with your wisdom, your Biblical skills, your fancy church clothes. You need to impress G….O….D….. your Father.
What do you have to gain by spending one more minute at your job, arguing with your kids, watching reality television or clicking like buttons on Facebook!
You have a lifetime of memories created by spending time in Bible Study. Shall we give our hearts to Satan, or to God?
I’m on this journey too! Let’s be sisters.
Bible Cafe™ Founder & Director
CHRISTINE ABRAHAM is the Bible Cafe™ Founder and helps people understand the Bible, fellowship in small groups, and develop a lasting relationship with Jesus. She earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Christine has facilitated more than 100 Bible Cafe™ studies. She is a popular Christian Life & Leadership Coach. She lives in California with her husband and two rescue dogs.