This important step is one that can not be neglected. Our eeman is the one thing that will carry us through this journey of ours. It is the very thing that when high, will make it easier for us and will even seem to speed things up for us, will make us more focussed among other benefits. When its low the journey seems harder, slower, even boring, we become easily distracted from it, until we just lose interest completely.
Eeman increases with obedience to Allaah (worship) and decreases with obedience to the Shaytaan so we must be mindful of the things we do. Guard it carefully like the treasure that it is and always seek to increase it. If we’re not doing anything to make it increase then the likelihood is that it is decreasing and Allaah knows best.
May Allaah increase us in eeman and good actions (that are in accordance with the authentic sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah salallaahu alaihi wa sallam) and good companions that call us towards good and make us ourselves good companions, and protect us from the evil within ourselves and from evil companions that call us towards bad and protect us from being evil companions to those around us.