Isolation or Solitude?

Experiences from a introvert. I think it is clear that Solitude and Isolation are two different things. Honestly I can do both very well but with very different results.

Isolation is the experience of being separated from others. … An isolated person may experience loneliness or low self-esteem. Over time, a person may develop social anxiety, depression, or other mental health concerns.

Solitude is the state of being alone. … Solitude comes from the Latin word solitudinem, which means “loneliness,” but if you have moments of solitude that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re lonely. The word solitude carries the sense that you’re enjoying being alone by choice. In solitude you choose to draw away from the world to be alone with God.

Solitude defeats darkness, but isolation puts us in darkness.

When we isolate ourselves from God and the people of God we become a easy target of the enemy of our soul.

But in solitude, when we privately get alone with God in prayer and His Word all of hell trembles, and is ultimately defeated.

The Bible is clear Jesus often had times of solitude.

So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed. Luke 5:16

As Christians we are members of the Body of Christ. Think about a body part being cut off from the body. Can the part still function? What happens to this part? Can it serve any purpose?

In isolation the enemy is able to steal our peace, kill our hope and destroy our minds.

In solitude, God restores our soul, uplifts our spirit, and strengthens our inner man.

In isolation our minds are being bombarded with lies and deceptions about the nature and character of God. In isolation the enemy lies to us about the nature of God and also our identity in Christ.

In solitude, we fill our minds with the truth of who God is and what He desires to do in and through us. We also become confident and bold in our identity as children of God.

I encourage you to never isolate your self from the Body of Christ or the presence of a loving Father. In the day and the hour we are living in we need to gather together with the body more and more.

I also encourage you to learn solitude in the place of prayer and seeking the face of God.

I would enjoy hearing your thoughts on this subject please comment below. Thank you for your input. God bless!!


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