Sometimes following after God can be a lonely road.
And I don’t really want to imply for one minute that I have a clue about real loneliness,
nor give the impression that I have experienced real sacrifice
because I don’t JACK.
But I will say,
that when we follow God after the passions He has put on our heart
there can often be a feeling of
of being misunderstood.
I feel that way sometimes.
But the Lord reminded me this past Sunday,
as I contemplated our adoption story,
that sometimes our feelings of loneliness
are really only indicators of our dependance on others to fulfill our emotional/social needs.
A revelation that maybe we have been seeking comfort and companionship from others only
and not from our Faithful Friend.
Evidence of a possible reliance on others approval for our actions
instead of confidence in His plan and love for us.
…or maybe it’s just me that does that. 😉
But, if it is not just me that feels that way
and you have been feeling that way too
In regards to whatever that Lord has put on your heart to be passionate about.
Let me encourage you…
I may feel lonely
but I am NEVER alone.
And when I feel lonely,
it is just a time to press in to His presence
and lean on Him to be my friend,
When I spend time in His presence
I can truly get a glimpse of who He has created me to be,
and I get a clearer view of the things in me that need to fall away.
I can rest in Him
and find strength
And then my cup is overflowing
to be able to pour out to those around me.