Loneliness & Aloneness
In our first part of our series on singlehood and waiting on God we introduced our topic as how God made man for relationship with Him and how He then made a companion for man. Because man is made for companionship by design, seasons of aloneness when not dealt with correctly may lead to loneliness.
Loneliness: “Is an unpleasant emotional response to percieved isolation.”
Aloneness: “A disposition toward being alone. The state of being alone or kept apart from others.”
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)
When Adam sinned all man fell short of God’s glory. Jesus made a way on the cross to pay for our sin and restore relationship for us with our Maker. When we are born again we are restored to Christ but we still need to be transformed everyday into the likeness of Christ in character.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by renewing of your mind…” Romans 12:2 (NIV)
We may not always know the reasons why God allows us to go through such seasons but He may always use them to build something within us. Although He does not need us to be alone to work, He usually uses such seasons to reveal Himself to us. He pours into our lives so that we are effective in the different circles He places us in; in the places He has called us into.
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)
Enjoy being alone while you wait and let God take you to heights you are yet to imagine. Let Him pour Himself into you.