" There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but joyful. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living. " - Jose Harris
I feel alone. Well, not alone as I know my God walks with me as He promised never to leave nor forsake, but I feel alone in the sense of solitude. I think I might fear being alone because it causes me to realize what I have been running from, and that is something within myself. My whole life, I've spent running, even since the earliest memory I have. Running from the time that I can remember, running away from something that I didn't want to face. Even through the most fleeing moments of superficial joy to the most challenging moments of pain, even when I thought that I was experiencing an incredible peace within my relationship with God, I felt that perhaps, a shadow of doubt within me, that I was still running. As I sit here, on a Sunday afternoon, in the silence still of this place, surrounded by pure choking quiet, I hear. Without a soul to hear or see me or to know of my whereabouts, I feel in touch with myself. It is when we are truly alone, I feel, that we experience the sense of true peace with God. With so many distractions elsewhere, I think ultimately, it is only when we are alone with our Maker, in His Presence, naked and exposed before Him, do we experience authentic sense of being "home". It is in that short moment that can last for as long as one would desire, we realize that it really isn't that we must run. The countless years of thinking that in the company of others, in the companionship of people is where we experience true peace, has suddenly birthed a reality. Rather it is alone, in the most intimate place with my God is where who I am meets who my God created me to be, and it is there, in that place and moment that God introduces the two for the very first time.
Daniel M. Klopp
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