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Old 07-27-2018, 04:59 PM
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Re: Lord, Rid Me of Loneliness

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I'm far too sensitive and I have to stop wearing that sensitivity on my sleeves. But if I develop a harder exterior, I can't help but cut people off. I cannot seem to find a balance of having people at arm's length. I either give it all or give absolutely nothing.
Listen, harder exterior isn't the answer, because it isn't you. You just keep walking in the light as He is in the light. First and foremost, you listen to the elders, because they KNOW YOU. We don't. They live with you, we don't. If you cannot seem to find balance it may be caused by you trying to be something your not. Be yourself. Own who you are in Christ. Stick close to the elders, and never be afraid to ask questions of THEM. Not us. While we do have some precious saints of God, and good men of God posting here, we really don't have a smell your breath relationship with you. Your pastor, and church elders do. Nothing like a good church family of SEASONED saints to help someone make it to the goal line.

The Lord love you, and we will pray for you in Jesus name
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:04 PM
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Listen, harder exterior isn't the answer, because it isn't you. You just keep walking in the light as He is in the light. First and foremost, you listen to the elders, because they KNOW YOU. We don't. They live with you, we don't. If you cannot seem to find balance it may be caused by you trying to be something your not. Be yourself. Own who you are in Christ. Stick close to the elders, and never be afraid to ask questions of THEM. Not us. While we do have some precious saints of God, and good men of God posting here, we really don't have a smell your breath relationship with you. Your pastor, and church elders do. Nothing like a good church family of SEASONED saints to help someone make it to the goal line.

The Lord love you, and we will pray for you in Jesus name
I agree with Bro Benincasa. Be yourself. I will sure be in prayer with you about your concerns! God bless you young man! 🙏 🤗
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:11 PM
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Listen, harder exterior isn't the answer, because it isn't you. You just keep walking in the light as He is in the light. First and foremost, you listen to the elders, because they KNOW YOU. We don't. They live with you, we don't. If you cannot seem to find balance it may be caused by you trying to be something your not. Be yourself. Own who you are in Christ. Stick close to the elders, and never be afraid to ask questions of THEM. Not us. While we do have some precious saints of God, and good men of God posting here, we really don't have a smell your breath relationship with you. Your pastor, and church elders do. Nothing like a good church family of SEASONED saints to help someone make it to the goal line.

The Lord love you, and we will pray for you in Jesus name
Excellent advice.
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:37 PM
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Re: Lord, Rid Me of Loneliness

I appreciate all the replies, the motivation, and the prayers.

It's hard, however, to not think the fault is with me when the same pattern seems to repeat itself over and over, and always the one that is seemingly left standing solo.

Again, I appreciate all of this.
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Old 07-27-2018, 09:31 PM
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I appreciate all the replies, the motivation, and the prayers.

It's hard, however, to not think the fault is with me when the same pattern seems to repeat itself over and over, and always the one that is seemingly left standing solo.

Again, I appreciate all of this.
I wondered the same thing about myself for years, but finally found the advantages to being the way that I am.

For me it was a great advantage as I realized that I was comfortable with being shut in with God spending time in his word, praying and fasting.

The awesome thing about God is he can make up what we see as lack in ourselves and use us where we are.

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It was also an advantage when I decided to get a degree, I enjoyed the classroom environment, class interaction, and studying.

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Re: Lord, Rid Me of Loneliness

Maybe the prayer is not "Lord, rid me of loneliness", but rather, "Lord, help me to understand my loneliness and how you are using it to make me more like You"?
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HR, a lot of good advice and observations that might help you on this thread. I am praying for you.
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Maybe the prayer is not "Lord, rid me of loneliness", but rather, "Lord, help me to understand my loneliness and how you are using it to make me more like You"?
Precisely my thoughts in the past few days. What if the Lord is using my loneliness to get me where He wants me?
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Precisely my thoughts in the past few days. What if the Lord is using my loneliness to get me where He wants me?
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Re: Lord, Rid Me of Loneliness

Again, I want to thank everyone here for the prayers and for the encouraging words. They have really meant a lot.

I have decided that I'm not going to be depressed or sad anymore. I just can't let it happen. I'll just work on being the absolute best me I can be, and get myself on the best track through aid via the Lord.
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