I was reading a fellow bloggers post about being alone and being lonely and it got me to thinking about the subject. As I read the post, I felt the person was rejoicing in the fact that they were okay being alone and all I could do is think about what God says about being alone.
I have spent YEARS alone, but I am definitely a social person. If I had the choice to spend time with people (who I like) or spending time alone, spending time with people would always be my first choice. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy my solitude, but I think it’s healthier to be around people.
I have a family member who doesn’t have friends and has NO social life, yet, she is preparing herself for marriage because she believes God wants her to be married. So much for enjoying being alone.
My biggest concern would be getting older and being alone. But I think God will bless me with a family soon. It didn’t come in my time frame, but it’s coming.
As I was reading this bloggers post, It prompted me to do something. I can’t explain it, but I felt a sense of despair and I’m not sure why, but I just know that there is a step that I need to take (spiritual step) to change the direction of my life. Sometimes, it’s so hard to take the smallest step.
I understood the bloggers post though. I was thinking recently that it may be best for me to live out the rest of my life by myself. I’ve been questioning whether I have what it takes to be a wife at all. I’ve been wondering if it’s too late for all of that, but then I thought about what God has to say about the whole subject and I came to some conclusions.
So how do I feel about being alone? Since I am a Christian, I adhere to the Bible, more than my own opinion and I believe that it’s not good for man to be alone. So though we may find ourselves alone, enjoying our solitude, that is NOT God’s best. And although I enjoy my solitude, I also know God has something better and believe He knows better than I do about being alone.
The Message (MSG)
18-20 God said, “It’s not good for the Man to be alone; I’ll make him a helper, a companion.” So God formed from the dirt of the ground all the animals of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the Man to see what he would name them. Whatever the Man called each living creature, that was its name. The Man named the cattle, named the birds of the air, named the wild animals; but he didn’t find a suitable companion.
21-22 God put the Man into a deep sleep. As he slept he removed one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh. God then used the rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman and presented her to the Man.
23-25 The Man said,
“Finally! Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh! Name her Woman for she was made from Man.”
Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife. They become one flesh.
The two of them, the Man and his Wife, were naked, but they felt no shame.