There are silly perks in being alone like eating hummus and chips for supper, having ice cream in the middle of the night, watching predictable Hallmark movies, going to bed when the time seems right, going and coming at all hours, reading all night, and on and on. Why I have even learned to embrace--no make up--dressing comfy--and finally coming to the realization that no one really cares what I am wearing--if I have make up on--of if I am dressed in the latest fashion. If I am comfortable with myself, more than likely the rest of the world will be also.
As I was thinking about women alone, I went to those that are in the Bible---God has a purpose in putting these examples for us in His Word. Mary, Martha, Ruth, widow with the mite, --there are some of the women alone in the Bible. What is my one most important take away from most of them--they are women of God--they are Godly women--daughters of the King--followers of the way. They are looking to Him for direction in the way to live-alone.
I am working on embracing the season I am in and figuring out how to live in the moment. It is time to leave my grief behind--face the future--and move forward. This is not to say there will not be steps back at times, but it is to say my motion is forward --not at a stand still--not backward looking--but toward the light.
Today's lesson was my realization that being alone is not always bad. As I spoke of in my book, I need time alone to re-energize, process, regroup, refocus--get my act together. I have always relished some time alone, and it is time to go back and recount why I wanted and needed this time. The pendulum has swung to the top of the alone side of the arc, but it is up to me to figure out how to get the balance back into my life. Balance that centers upon becoming the hands and feet of Jesus here on this earth, and learning to look through the eyes of Jesus as well.
The pendulum swings from alone all the way to a huge community---there is need for both sides of the pendulum--I am prayerfully seeking balance in life as the swinging continues--and looking for the perfect motion from alone to community. At this moment, I am embracing the alone.
"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."
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