Where Christian Students can find tips on how to make time for Jesus, all the while balancing their busy social and school lives.
In many cases, balancing a busy life and making time for Jesus can clash. Whether it be outside influence of peers, or influence of social media and video games, humans tend to waste more time today than in any other time in recorded history. This is not necessarily because we have lost touch with our faith, but because of added distraction that engrosses children, teens, and young adults. This, in many cases, is most evident in college aged young adults.
The following list includes tips on how to salvage ones time, and make time for the giver of life, Jesus Christ.
1. Make time with Jesus non-negotiable
Making this time non-negotiable is the largest tip that can be given. Time with Jesus is sacred, and should be treated as such. With that said, set aside a time each day and make it a point to spend time in reading and prayer.
2. Place people around you that turn you toward Christ
Accountability. Community is one of the biggest tools for spurring spiritual growth. Therefore, keep those close who push you to be more like Jesus. Find an accountability partner, an advisor, etc., just find someone who wants to see you improve.
3. Reevaluate your time
Simply reevaluate. The majority of us waste more time that we would ever feel comfortable admitting. Think about the potential of using that time in a way that glorifies our Savior. Take a hard look at your day-to-day schedule, and knock out unneeded time wasters and add in time for Jesus.
4. Fix your expectations
According to a number of studies across the globe, it takes anywhere from 21 days to 6 months to for a habit. In that case, it is necessary for one to fix their expectations on what they see as true acceptable success and failure. In this particular case, understanding that there will be failure that comes along with success in spending time with God is a necessity. Do not beat yourself up for missing a day.
Whether it be balancing social life, school life, or personal life, always set aside time for Jesus. It does not have to be a large part of your day, but it does need to be a priority. Find Jesus, find faith, find purpose.