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10 Ways I Prioritize My Faith When Life Gets Busy

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Life gets busy, and I am sure that most of us can relate to this. Sometimes, it gets so busy and hectic that I begin to feel overwhelmed, and when that happens, my faith and spiritual life are among the first to take a back seat.

I know that pushing my spirituality back is not the right thing to do. In fact, during such times, that’s when we need God more than ever. Making Him less of a priority is only exposing us to attacks from the enemy. In God, we are protected.

Here are 10 ways I try to overcome these times and prioritize my faith when life gets busy.

Set a Morning Routine with Prayer

It’s better to start your day with God. Starting your day with prayer sets a positive tone and keeps your focus on what truly matters. A few minutes of gratitude and reflection can ground you and align your day with your faith. Make prayer a lifestyle choice and a non-negotiable part of your morning. Eventually, it will become second nature.

Incorporate Faith into Daily Tasks

I like to integrate my faith into my everyday activities. It’s easy to listen to religious podcasts, sermons, music, or audiobooks while I’m going about my daily activities. Can you work this into your daily commute or while doing chores? I find it makes my life easier while I’m listening and working. It’s a win-win—I’m spiritually enriched and get to finish my work.

Create a Dedicated Space for Worship

This is very important. You have to create time for God. Having a specific area in your home for prayer and reflection can help you disconnect from distractions and focus on your spiritual practice. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy; just a simple corner with a few meaningful items can become your sanctuary for connecting with your faith.

Join a Faith-Based Community

Engaging with a community that shares your beliefs provides support, encouragement, and accountability. Attend regular meetings, join a small group, or participate in online forums to stay connected and motivated in your spiritual journey.

Practice Mindfulness and Meditation

I find that mindfulness and meditation are powerful tools for deepening my spiritual connection. I like to spend a few minutes each day in quiet reflection, focusing on my breath and my faith. This practice helps me to reduce stress and help me feel more present and connected to God. In these quiet times, it’s when I hear God’s voice when He speaks to me.

Prioritize Faith in Your Schedule

Just as you schedule work meetings and social events, make time for your faith. I like to block out time in my calendar for prayer, worship, or reading the Bible. Treat these sessions with the same importance as any other meeting, commitment, or appointment.

Help Others

Helping others is a tangible way to live out your faith and keep it at the forefront of your life. Even Jesus commanded us to serve others.

Volunteer at your local community center, help a neighbor in need or participate in church outreach programs. These acts of service remind you of your purpose and strengthen your connection to God.

Reflect on Your Day

Just as it is important to start your day with God, it is also important to end your day with Him. I end each day with a moment of reflection and consider how my actions throughout the day aligned with my faith. This helps me recognize areas for growth and express gratitude for the ways I lived out my beliefs. You might like to try keeping a journal for tracking your spiritual progress; I know it helps me.

Stay Educated

Continually learning about your faith can keep it vibrant and relevant in your life. To deepen your understanding, read religious texts, attend workshops, listen to sermons or teachings, or take online courses. Staying informed can reignite your passion and commitment to your beliefs.

Incorporate Faith into Family Life

Make your faith a family affair by involving your loved ones in your spiritual practices. For my family, at the end of each day, after we’ve had dinner, we have a Bible study session together and pray together before heading to bed. This brings the family together and helps the kids to develop their faith, and mine actually.

Through the help of the Holy Spirit and these 10 practices, we will draw near to God and get to understand His will for our life. Our faith will grow immensely and form an unbreakable bond with God, no matter what comes our way.

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Susan is a mother of four beautiful babies and a born-again Christian. She took over Hope No Matter What in 2024 and enjoys sharing her knowledge of the goodness and faithfulness of God. Her passion is to bring hope and encouragement to others, and she prays that by sharing her knowledge and personal story, she can inspire others to find enlightenment in God's word.