The Benefits of Isolation
Impatience and faith are opposites.
As life would have it often our desires come along slower than we’d like. True faith walks with patience. It’s not always easy or fun; quite the contrary but necessary and can offer many life lessons.
Usefulness in today’s world is one for the well and able. The heck with the millions who are physically impaired, mentally off or disabled; or at least that is the mandate for being a productive, accomplished human being. Either be in tip, top shape or you become a forgotten drain on society. If you aren’t busy doing something noticeable, get out of the way.
Moses wandered around for 40 years in isolation.
David enjoyed the dingy stench of mountain caves for months on end.
Daniel prayed 3 times a day in the solitude of his own surroundings.
Paul did some of his best work while being incarcerated.
John spent his last years on the Island of Patmos sequestered from the world.
According to secular teachings, these men accomplished nothing and wasted a lot of time.
Then why do we remember them?
Why are they mentioned in the Bible?
What good if any did they achieve?
Ephesians 1: 18-19 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe.
They spent much time alone with God.
They began and nurtured a close, intimate relationship with the Creator.
They lived in the harmony and peace of the Almighty’s presence.
And then they changed the world, and history.