Being Alone with God
This past week’s devotional talked about the importance of being “present” when it comes to staying connected to the mission of God. Recently, I had the opportunity to work at being present while practicing the discipline of solitude. I broke away from my family to a cozy corner of my bedroom—with some worship music, a pen, and my notebook—and started setting goals for my future. The most meaningful part about my practice of solitude was getting away from distractions; doing this made it a lot easier to simply talk to God, look to my future, and see what I wanted there. I started by writing down goals for what I wanted my future to look like, beginning with one year in the future, then five, then ten. As I was setting my goals, I all of a sudden wrote down that as long as I was living a Christ-centered life, then I would be exactly where I needed to be. This revelation made a large impact on me because while I was trying to plan material things in my future, God was telling me what was really important. He spoke to me throughout this process, and I am truly happy that I could experience it.