Before I moved to this wonderful new city and built my social circle, I wasn’t always “this” person. I’m not the type of person to walk to someone and start talking. Being stuck in traffic for 2 hours after a draining workday did not make my social life any better. Like many Americans, I got into the routine of working, going home, fixing dinner, and getting ready for bed.
Without a family, I found myself alone and bored most of the time. Sure I had parents but I found that being myself was not always possible. It became apparent that I couldn’t do this forever.
During this time in my life, I found it true that isolation is very dangerous. When Jesus went into the wilderness, the devil tempted him with the world. If he were weak, it would have been so easy to give in. How many times are we alone and thoughts pop into our head to gain the whole world and lose our soul?
I cannot stress enough how important it is to connect with other people. Even if it is just asking questions, communication is vital. From the very beginning, God knew it was not good for man to be alone. We were all built to be in community with other people.
There is someone out there that can relate to you. Yes, you may have to get out of your comfort zone, but you’re going to have to do it in order to grow. You’re an amazing person and you deserve to let God’s light shine through you.
Then Jesus left the Jordan, full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for forty days to be tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over, he was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
4 But Jesus answered him, “It is written: Man must not live on bread alone.” Luke 4: 1-4