I ask, because some people really hate it. They hate being by themselves for a long length of time. I know "length of time" is relative, but I'm talking about a few hours. Some people despise it. They don't want to be alone for any part of the day if it involves them being with themselves. And if we don't want to be alone for hours, we certainly don't want to be alone for days, weeks, months, or years.
Why do you think that is?
I have my thoughts about it and you know I'm going to speak on it. I mean comon, that's what my blog is for right? I think it's because some people think they need other people around them to fill a void. Yet, there's no need for that. Let me explain, we should have people we like and love in our lives, there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's great. But when we want people in place of God, because we don't want to work on ourselves, then there lies the problem. We start to idolize people and not God. Sometimes we have to be alone in order to hear from God. People will come and go, but God will always be with us.
Just as God told Joshua, "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you" (Deuteronomy 31:6), He's telling you the same thing. There's nothing to be afraid of. Your enemies (fears, pain, things you don't want to face) are my enemies and I will fight them for you.
So, for those who are uncomfortable being alone longer than a few hours, days, weeks, months, or even years, know this: you're never alone, because God is always with you. Always. He will never leave us or forsake us. Give Hiim a chance to prove who He is.
Amen. I really enjoy my alone time. Always have. I got used to having my kids and husband around for so many years that when the kids were gone and the marriage ended, I became lonely. Here I am, seven years later, and I still still feel that loneliness. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy my quiet time at home, but I miss the affection. I miss the mornings when I get out of bed, and nobody is there to tell me good morning and give me a hug. That's where those morning prayers come in handy. That's where listening to something inspirational evey morning comes in handy. Just knowing that God's love surrounds me daily is enough to keep me going day by day. Having a significant other in my life will be icing on the cake. Thanks for your word this morning.ReplyDelete
This is what I honestly & truly believe: if we will just continue to serve God (in & out of the church) and not appear impatient (or desperate or too "rushy"), things will come. We will get the desires of our heart. It WILL happen & you will have a great testimony for others.ReplyDelete