We are not made to live isolated and alone, but we are made to have times of solitude. We are wired to be social and to be in relationship with others, but our greatest relational need is actually a spiritual one — with Jesus.
Every relationship in your life will be affected, either positively or negatively, by the depth of your personal relationship with God — and that relationship requires times of solitude with Jesus.
Jesus reminds us that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and then to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).
So, the ultimate answer to loneliness is not more people. The ultimate answer to loneliness is your relationship with God in Jesus Christ, and making that the Priority Relationship.
For more helpful tools for learning to be alone with Jesus, watch “The Gift of Solitude” from the Life on Life series (see below).
I love y’all!