So, I’m not done with my talk about loneliness. It would just be an extremely long post last week. Another thing I wanted to talk about was people needing each other. Technology is making us less dependent upon each other for things like asking for directions, getting advice, shopping, etc. However, there is still so much to discover about the human body and it has been shown that we spend less time in each other’s physical presence. According to research, the physical presence is still very much needed. But you know, do you really need research to tell you we need each other? How many Scriptures are out there such as Proverbs 27:17? Or the sadness you feel when a loved one has passed? I don’t think we need science to tell us we need each other. I know this is an age where we strive for independence and being self sufficient, but operating on our own all the time is a very hard thing to do. I know I travel a lot and by nature I’m independent to a fault. I’ll admit, I’m not the best with keeping up with people. But some things I always do when I travel to connect with people is find a church, a gym, and a nail salon. I talk to people at everyone of those places. And most places I have worked my colleagues keep me in good spirits even on rough days. I’m grateful! So, you can join me on my journey to try to be more physically present with people. Love to my brothers and sisters near and far!😘💗
Been thinking a lot about this loneliness epidemic going on. It seems to be particularly noticed in the US and the UK. You know it’s bad when the prime minister of the UK is appointing a minister for loneliness and here in the US we have high profile celebrities committing suicide. Some people think that this is a single person’s problem and if we just found someone we would never be lonely again. Well… I’ve had friends in relationships and marriages who told me they have felt lonely during these times. So, what’s the deal?
I know some are wanting to know if I feel lonely, and I can say I felt lonely and misunderstood in my 20s even when I was surrounded by people who love me. In my 30s, I probably feel this way rarely. What’s the difference? My relationship is a whole lot deeper with God than it was in my 20s. I have a better understanding of His will for me now. He has also proven to me that he knows me better than anyone on Earth ever could. That gives me the most comfort. So, when it comes to God and Christ be honest and transparent about where you are in your relationship with Him. Going through the motions and doing out of obligation you know doesn’t work with Him. His desire in the next life is to be with you always and forever. No other relationship on this earth has the capacity to be this strong and last into forever. There are some awesome love stories made into movies due to the strength of love. This Love is far greater even than this! Lean on Him and reach out to Him in your loneliest hours. He is always there. Much love to my brothers and sisters near and far.😘💗