Wednesday, December 2, 2009

are you living life alone?

Mark Beeson said this: Jason Miller quoted C.S. Lewis ... "Those who are going nowhere can have no fellow travelers." He helped me remember the truth. People can't go with you if you're not going, and doing nothing is a recipe for loneliness. How can any agree to go along if they don't know where we're going?

That statement is one that I echo often as I talk to people who deal with being alone or feeling alone.  Those are real and painful feelings.  Yet I believe that God made us to be with other people.  He called us to encourage one another and live life together.  That makes life richer and so much better.

Are you living life alone?  Or are you enjoying life with the people around you?  Don't close yourself off.  Don't keep to yourself.  I talked about this yesterday that one aspect of being a taker and not a giver is giving some of yourself to the people around you.  Does that make sense to you?

1 Timothy 6:18 (NLT) --- Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLT) --- And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

Those verses are not just about money.  They are about the things that God puts in our lives ... all the blessings of money, material stuff, relationships, family, knowledge and more ... to share with others.  Keeping to ourselves is wrong.  Living our lives alone is not only sad, but it is wrong.

This past weekend another song hit my soul, and I have to share some of it with you.  It is Toby Mac's song "Yours":

I'm Yours, Take me as I am.  I'm Yours, So take this space between us and fill it up again...

Simple minded little punk Thought I was the junk.  Nobody ever told me that my doo-doo stunk.  What was I out of my mind Or was I just trippin' on an ego?  But You filled up the space and You never let me go.  Bullseye to the center of my soul.  One shot but it rocked like a fatal blow.  This love was Your gun, mercy Your shells.  Now I'm a dead man walkin' down a skinny trail.  I'm gonna shout it from the rooftops.  Give it all I got.  Shout it from the rooftops.  So you can take your best shot...

When God changes our lives we know better than ever that God made us to live life with other people.  It is also at that point that we see the pain even more in being alone.  Satan is a liar.  Remember that!  He says that we don't need anyone else.  He says that we are not good enough to enjoy others.  But that is a lie from hell.  God made us to live life together.

Are you living life alone?

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