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This morning during my walk I was engulfed by the strongest sense of peace and solitude. It sounds nutty but in the midst of all the other walkers, I realized that I was alone but not lonely. This is my special place of peace and solitude.
So I wondered how many of you experience the same kind of solitude. When and where do you find comfort in being alone even in the midst of others? Today I wanted to share some thoughts about finding solitude.
By definition, solitude is a state of being alone but as Christians, we know that God is always with us so solitude is being alone and at peace NOT feeling lonely. We need peace and solitude in our daily lives to be our best.
So the first thing I want to address is where we lose opportunity to experience solitude. Simply put, we spend too much time in the presence of others.
Does this describe any part of your day?
If this even closely resembles your spiritual routine during the week then you have made no time for solitude.
You may think you are alone but there is no peace and solitude when you are in constant interaction with others.
Before I found time for solitude, I was always stressed, impatient with others, and too busy doing for others to care properly for my self and husband. That is how I lost him the first time.
Now I am not perfect and neither are you so we will fall into businesses sometimes but to be our best finding time for solitude is a must.
Do you know that when I am walking alone in my place of solitude I can pray, sing, notice my surroundings, and most importantly hear God's voice deep down in my soul. It happens when I make quiet time for just Him. God wants to talk and have us listen. Do you ever wonder how to listen to God?
Here is my strategy:
When you take time in this way daily, then you will begin to receive impressions and guidance about everything that you talk with God about. That is because you are now quick to listen and slower to speak.
Plan time of solitude for tomorrow and begin to experience other benefits such as peace of mind, an greater appreciation of nature, increased love and compassion for others, and clarity for your future and destiny.
Now you know where and how I find solitude in the midst of my busy life.
How about you?
Comment and share where you find solitude.
Until, Next time,
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Lisa Ellis Williams Author, Speaker, and Founder of Wives On Purpose. That is what business card says. Actually I love myself, God, and my husband enough to honor my commitment to marriage through "hell and high water" til death do us part. I have learned to live fully and love deeply. This blog gives glimpses of the journey through the trenches of a marriage through the eyes of a Christian wife. I am THE WIFE ON PURPOSE. You are here with other Wives On Purpose. Join us as we "Minister to marriages one wife at a time. "
I do need to state, that before we go further, that I’m not a therapist or an expert. (I often recommend both.) Please don’t take my advice as a replacement for your own. I don’t know your situation and can’t make any guarantees, but I hope that my ministry is helpful to you.