You all know I am an introvert. That does not mean I desire to be by myself all of the time. In fact, I consider myself very social. It does mean I need time alone to re-energize and think.
I love this quote from Oscar Wilde. The last few years I have discovered who I am by being alone. Introspection is a great tool and impossible to do while in the company of others.
There are times when I do have too much alone time. Negative thoughts begin to creep into my head during those times. I begin to doubt who I know I am and more time alone is not my friend.
The voice whispering in my ear all those negative thoughts is NOT the voice of God. It is the one who comes to seek, kill, and destroy. Any time spent on these negative thoughts is time away from being used by God for His glory and good pleasure. The discipline I must practice is comparing what I am hearing to what God has promised in His Word. If it does not measure up, He is not saying it. Then I must denounce the liar and proclaim the truth. For you see, even when I am alone, I am truly never alone.
This is one truth that is undeniable.
Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid or terrified because of them,
for the your God goes with you;
he will never leave you nor forsake you.”