I have never cared too much for being alone. I am the guys who feeds off the energy of a crowd, gets inspiration when people give rave reviews about my writing and enjoy being with a group of people. People have asked me in the past why I moved to Colorado and I would have told you it was to build a national men’s ministry, but that isn’t true. God has been forcing me to be alone. You see you can hide in a crowd; you can even hide being the front man, but you can’t hide from yourself when you are alone. It forces your card when you are alone.
I think in the past I have confused loneliness with being alone. In the past, I did things I was not proud of when I was alone.
Not anymore, I actually enjoy being alone with my thoughts and emotions. It has forced me to dig deeper into what I believe; what I stand for if you will. It has taught me that at my core I am a good man. Not the piece of crap that everyone and everything teaches us we are for making mistakes in our youth. For the most part, I really enjoy being with me. I am learning to trust myself more. I am making better decision. What people think has less of an impact on me.
I think God uses these times of being alone to mold our character. He removes more of the rough edges and breaks away our constructed masks. If you are lonely you have a heart problem. Don’t confuse loneliness with being alone.
Do you trust yourself when you are alone?