Last week we took a look at why God has chosen in some seasons for us to journey with someone, well it’s time to discuss why God would rather the opposite to happen. Being an only child, I was very used to being alone and learning to entertain myself. I would design clothing, write poetry, or just play with my toys alone. I really like to think that I began to get used to the idea of being alone. But in this current season of my life I discovered a new meaning to walking alone.
I have been in Nashville for a little over one year and I promise you that ever since I journeyed here from Philadelphia, God has been revealing new things to me. I like to think that my journey to a new land story is somewhat like that of Joseph. And from that story of Joseph (starting in Gen.37), here are three of the top things that I have learned.
Number one, walking alone may require us to journey away from the only family that we have ever known(Genesis 37:36). Sometimes, moving into position for the next season that God will use us in, requires that we go through a period of isolation. Or a season of truly learning how to trust Him. Number two, everyone will not agree with what God has shown us or chosen for us to do(Genesis 37:5-11). Joseph saw in his dreams where God was going to take him. However, his household could not picture any of this happening and were angry with him for even sharing. God did not give them the vision. Number three, embrace every season of the walk alone. In his life, Joseph had been sold into slavery and wrongfully imprisoned but God was still there(Genesis 39:21). And as we journey alone in certain seasons, knowing that God is still there makes everything 100% better.
Walking alone may mean that there is not a physical person present, but there is a powerful God that is still there. Stand tall and walk proudly in the confidence that God has given you to stand alone.
Love you all, but God loves you so much more.
Jessica Lóren xoxo