Separation is the key to prepare for the greater things God has for us.
Ecclesiastes 3:5 NIV : there is a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.
There are times we have to get away from everyone and everything to get clarity or to work on areas we need help in.
Jesus left us an example to follow in his footsteps. There were times when Jesus would get alone.
Luke 5:16 Amplified Version: Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray [in seclusion].
Abraham got away from his family in order to receive the blessing and he was able to bless his family.
Genesis 12:1-2 New King James : Now the Lord had said to Abram:“Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
In most drug and rehab programs, the person would get away from their surroundings in order to get clarity and the help needed to conquer an addiction.
Do you need clarity? Is there a stronghold or bondage you are trying to break free from? Do you need answers?
Follow Jesus’ example and get alone with God. Get quiet, meditate on the word of God in the areas you need clarity, pray, worship and praise God.
People may not understand; and they may think you are being rude or acting funny. However,you can be a great help to yourself and others when you find time to get away.
Separation for preparation!