Why do we feel like we always need to be around loved ones all the time? We were created for relationships. I think it comes naturally to us to desire something like that. But we get tired of it, don’t we? Don’t you?
It’s important to experience both. To be around loved ones, but also to have some time to ourselves. The more we spend time alone, do we feel more lonely, or feel more content being alone?
I used to feel lonely the more I became alone and separate from other people. When we’re young, we can sometimes rely on friends to make us feel loved. Especially during the teenage years. The older I get, the more I realize that if we will continue to rely on other people for love, we will be disappointed. None of us are perfect so we cannot give perfect love. Only God can do that. Only He can satisfy the very void we strive to fill.
Don’t forget that you are still so worthy of being loved. God already loves you and His grace for you is enough. Yes, your relationship with others is important. A good community around you helps you grow! But should you rely on it? Are they as reliable as God is?
We are human beings. We fail everyday. But if we will strive to become content with and without others, we can live in peace. In the midst of becoming content, we can continue to show God’s love to others. The love He gave us that filled the void of loneliness. As we are content and satisfied with what we already have, we can become inspirations.
Contentment and gratefulness are beautiful things. Have that kind of heart and rely on God’s love for you to be the very thing that attracts people to you.
Philippians 4:11&19: ‘Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.’
Galatians 1:10: ‘Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.’