"Sow your seed in the morning and do not be idle in the evening, for you do not know whether morning or evening sowing will succeed, or whether both of them alike will be good."
When we see the word 'Isolation', we may see it as a negative. Thoughts of loneliness, separation, and rejection come to mind. Those are some of the possible affects of being isolated, but not the whole truth.
There is a positive side to being isolated. It's all in how you choose to look at it. There is so much that you can accomplish in being alone, but you have to be focused and disciplined enough to set goals and see them through.
Some individuals can't stand being alone. The minute there's any free time or down time, they have to connect with someone. In order to benefit from being isolated socially, you have to accept being by yourself for a certain period of time.
I have learned, experientially, that anything, anyone, or any situation that was not built into my life, was designed that way for a purpose. I cannot speak for anyone else, but I am reaping all of the rewards and benefits of isolation, by choice.
The world is filled with capable, talented, and gifted people, however, not everyone has put the time and energy into developing themselves. In order to develop yourself, you will have to spend lots of time away from everybody else. Focusing on a particular interest will require a certain amount of 'Isolation'.
There are people who enjoy pity parties because they are experiencing isolation. Whether it's family related, or socially related, they become depressed and sad. They spend a lot of time feeling as if they are missing out on what they deem as crucial. This can be a sign of not knowing what one's purpose aught to be. They may need to set realistic goals for their life.
While no man is an island or should behave like one, a certain level of isolation is good. Embrace it! Set goals and get moving with what is well within your reach. For some, it may be for spiritual growth and development, for another, it could simply be honing in on a craft or skill, while for others, they're interested in reaching higher heights with things that they are already doing. Whatever it is, isolation is necessary.
Accomplished musicians, artists, etc... know what it means to isolate oneself. Just look at the fruit they've produced. We all pay our bucks to see them or to enjoy what they've accomplished!
Make isolation work for you! If you are use to being with people most of the time, pull back, isolate a little, and focus on reaching a goal.
Remember this! All of the people we celebrate on this earth for their great accomplishments didn't get there by being the life of the party, taking every invite they got, texting 24/7, being social media junkies, or were afraid to be alone. They isolated themselves enough to succeed at what they wanted to be or do!
"The eyes of the Lord are in every place beholding the evil and the good."
He sees everything and everyone…this is my confidence….the things or people or situations that disturb me, He sees. Nothing escapes Him. Sometimes the tendency is to feel as if you have no defense because you are the only one present when whatever was done or said, just you and the person Satan used against you.
The Lord may allow evil or evil acts to be executed against you, but it doesn’t mean that He wasn’t aware of it, He allowed it for His own purposes.
Satan can only go but so far with us, as God allows, just like he did with Job. All for spiritual reasons.
God put's us in the position to be tempted, tested and tried by Satan on a number of occasions. You may be tempted to fight back and defend yourself, but God planned it for your good, Satan planned it to take you down.
There’s a bunch of stuff that God does not allow. You and I will never know the list of what those things are. We only know what has been allowed to happen to us, and it tells me that those things were seen by God and allowed by God, be it injustices, and unfair acts of all kinds, again, for spiritual purposes.
We can trust that He knows what is best for His own. It may not feel good, it’s uncomfortable and hard at times, but whatever He allows is for our spiritual benefit.
God is Omniscient, and Omnipresent...All knowing and ever present! Who better to trust our lives to? Not one person on this planet can claim to have that ability!