-Isaiah 61:4 New International Version-
Renew, rebuild, and restore. Throughout my life, these words have rung true. Different seasons often bring times where we must pay attention to our shifts of spirit and soul. Some of these instances may be new jobs, fresh relationships, tough times, and an array of other adventures.
Indeed, life often feels like a bumpy boat ride! However, even with the ups and downs, I have always found a constant. Time alone and with God always brings me back to my place of being.
Whether in an intimate relationship or out of one, I am a firm believer that every individual needs time for oneself. In today's society of instant everything, being alone for some can be considered a rarity. Many feel that people can take the place of the need to ponder and pray. Meanwhile, as Kangana Ranaut stated, "Freedom of being alone is intoxicating." I agree.
For some being alone means lonely. Rarely, do I feel this force though, at times, I do. This could be my personality but I would also consider my perspective. Herein, I look at my time alone as an opportunity to draw from a deep well of living water. Yes, the kind found in John 4:10 New International Version.
In John 4:10, the woman at the well had many relationships and seemed to lack a centeredness of spirit and soul. She was an outcast. Yes, her life can be likened to a boat at a dry dock that needs restoration, repair, and renewal. Yet, Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”
People who go through a lot of broken relationships and other blows can often have this lack of a much needed anchor. Yet, when we truly fasten our spirit and soul to Jesus Christ we can become firmly tied to Him. When we become secured to Jesus Christ, his word also helps us to develop a better navigational system. Hence, we never truly sail alone!