In the second part of our Islam Empire of Faith Worksheet Answers series, we discussed how to achieve balance between your faith and your work. This worksheet answers your question “how do I be more productive in my faith?”. It includes a helpful list of questions that will help you discern which tasks you can do from your religious life and which is for your work. Finally, it tells you how to accomplish this balancing act.
Now that you have the important question, let’s get to work! What do you want to accomplish? What tasks are not only necessary but also essential to your success? What should you give up for the Lord? With these questions in mind, you can make your work and your faith work together in harmony.
First, look at the balance between your work and your faith. If you are going to go to your church on Sunday morning to worship, then do it. If you are going to do your readings during Sunday school, then do it.
Second, identify your important tasks. Choose your primary tasks and prioritize them. Prioritize by importance: The easiest things first, such as prayer, bible studies, and Bible-reading. Then move on to other duties: daily blessings, bible-based activities, family needs, other spiritual pursuits, etc.
Next, identify your secondary tasks. Choose your secondary tasks and add them up. Once again, prioritizing is key. If your daily scripture study or daily Bible-reading takes most of your time and money, then make sure to get rid of it so that it doesn’t interfere with what you should be doing.
Be realistic. Don’t expect miracles. Even if your faith needs your time and money, don’t expect miracles out of thin air. It’s only by working and striving that you can reap what you sow.
Lastly, balance your work and your faith. You can’t give up your work to serve God in your church on Sunday morning; you can’t skip your weekly Bible-reading or daily prayer in order to drive a Bible study for your family, and you can’t say no to your family members’ prayer requests.
Be confident in your choice. Yes, you will have to give up some things in order to serve God well. But the rewards are worth it!