Alone – Five Minute Friday

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It’s called Five Minute Friday. Each week, we write freely on a one-word prompt. Then we link up at the amazing Kate Motaung’s site. It’s a flash mob of writers- having fun and sharing their take on one word. This week’s prompt is ALONE.

When people hear the word “Alone” I believe they automatically think of the dark side of the word.  “Alone” to many, is a sad and depressing word.  They think of the emptiness of the word.  The loneliness of the word.  People fear the word “Alone”.

I must admit that often I feel and fear the dark side of “Alone”.   Sometimes I think of the future and have a fear of being alone.  As I get older, I find myself thinking of so many things that I would have never thought would even cross my mine – but now they do.

I wonder what would life be like if something happened to Don.  I wonder if Josh will take care of me like I took care of my mom.  I wonder what the future brings for us in this next chapter of our life.

Now that I’m almost completely retired, I worry about being alone and becoming a hermit.  I see myself leaning toward reducing any personal – face to face – interaction with others.

On these days – “Alone” is a dark word.

BUT, let’s change how we feel about “Alone”.  Let’s bring light to the word “Alone”.

I enjoy spending time “Alone” when I’m mediating or talking to God.  When I’m reading or day dreaming.  I enjoy spending time “Alone” when I’m taking in what God has created and what He has given to me.

When I’m “Alone” during this time, I’m never really “Alone”.  God is by my side and he is helping me to live the life I was intended to live.  Sometimes I get too busy or too involved in myself and my worries that I forget to “Be Still”.

One of my favorite scriptures is Psalm 46:10

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It is such a favorite of mine, I even created a sign.  When things start to overwhelm me and when I start to feel the dark side of “Alone”. I think of His words and a calmness comes over me and I feel the light and comfort of my “Alone” time with God.

Do you live in the dark of “Alone” or in the light?

 

 

2 Comments

  1. August 29, 2015    

    Thanks for your lovely post. Sometimes I wish I experienced being alone as you do.

    For me, alone is not alone. God is always there and it’s a place of light and freedom. My experience of being with others has been difficult. God is also there but others are dangerous. Except things change and there are people in my life who aren’t dangerous though I’m still afraid. So I must push myself to excel when I’m around friends who I know love me. But I’m convinced there is as much light in the midst of other people as there is in being alone and God will bring me through.
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  2. Liz Liz
    August 29, 2015    

    I think t is a choice whether to focus on the light that comes from getting alone with God, or the scary feeling of being all alone. I am thankful that we cast our cares on Jesus, and with Him by our sides we are never alone. Thank you for sharing your heart in this post.

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