25 March 2017

Alone, Not Lonely

I love my alone time, pre kids days I cherish times before dawn when I plug into the word. Fast forward a few years and those days are a distant memory. Now, I use every minute I am alone for chores or to get the much needed rest. Thanks to being a mother. 

In an age where we are always surrounded by something it is almost impossible to be alone by ourselves doing the things we love. There are so much distraction in today's world. 
It was only a few years ago we had 5 News channel, we did alright and had a little bit of control over
what we watch. Now we are constantly being fed news, and information 24/7.


We are always connected to some form of social medial platform, yet research shows that the number of people reported as being lonely is on the rise. We have never felt more lonely than now. We are connected yet disconnected. What a tragedy of living

How do we get so lonely when we are never alone? Why have we succumb to the lure of being constantly connected that we have become isolated? Why would we rather comment on our neighbors Facebook post than knock on their door to say hello? Who sold us this way of living? 
There's a different way to being alone without being lonely, being in prayer -and alone with God. 
Jesus found time to be alone amidst the distractions of living, it was almost impossible for him to go away by himself as he was in constant demand.

In Matthew 14:13-23, we saw how he went away by himself only for the crowed to follow him. After meeting their needs, he did manage to get away by himself. He knew that his alone time with His Father was the key to his success for daily living. 

What about you? What's your key to success? 

Reading motivational books? 
Playing motivational music? 
Attending motivational conferences?
Going to places of worship? 
Building a strong social network? 
Being seen in all the important places? 

These are all good, but without connecting to the source of life our efforts will be in vain. 


Make 2017 the year of reconnecting to your source, the creator of the universe, call Him a force, a Power, A Being, regardless,  He's there waitiing for you. 


I have decided to take back control of my time, and my way of living. I have decided to go back to being along for the right reasons.
I miss my alone time with my best friend and saviour, so now as my kids grow older, i sneak in a few moments of connecting with Him.

My alone time has been of great benefit in these areas.

I am better prepared for the day ahead.
He directs my path as I become tuned to his guidance.
He fills me with strength for the days, so no matter what is happening around me I know he's got my back.
He's a constant present when I need help.
I find joy and peace in his presence, two commodities that are expensive to find in social media. 
I am never alone as he always talks with me and I with him.


As we wine down 2016, spend the last few days reconnecting with Him.  Resolve to seek his guidance for each and every day of 2017.

Most people will go to parties, church, fire work display. At the risk of being a joy killer, I want to encourage you to finish the year just as you would finish each day, in quiet contemplation and gratitude


Find an alone time to build up your inner man, for the year ahead. 


Happy New Year. 










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