I really have a difficult time sitting down and studying my Bible. I am in college (commuting from my parents’ home) and I am very, very busy! Also, it is extremely difficult to find privacy in my house (we have a big family), and I cannot seem to open my heart and mind to God’s Word when my surroundings are noisy or people are around me. In addition, I often feel obligated to be diligent to deal with school responsibilities (assignments, studying, etc.) and helping out with chores, housework, etc. before sitting down and devoting myself to Bible study, even though I know the knowledge I gain from school is not nearly as vital as knowledge from God’s Word. As we all know, there is practically no end to housework and there is always something to study more or another assignment to do in school. I’m sure everyone on this site also has very busy lives, and I was hoping you could share any tips or encouragement you have learned in your life as to either:
A. finding time and privacy to study
B. learning to put up with the distractions and noise and simply do the best with what I’ve got.
I know that, Lord willing, when I’m married, I will probably encounter this same sort of issue. I’m trying to conquer this now so that, in addition to learning and studying the Bible now, I will also have the discipline to study in the future.
Any advice will be very much appreciated!! Thank you.