One of the harshest lessons I learned as a teenager is that sometimes you have to go it alone.
I was usually the one kid who would volunteer first because the other kids were “too cool” to do the job, whether it was in my youth group at church or in class at school. Trust me, I wasn’t trying to come off as THAT kid who was trying to impress anyone. I just hated dead air, silence and slow response time. I was pretty impatient!
Sometimes, in the face of career paths, family matters and even lifestyle, it’s no one else but God and you facing today and tomorrow. And to be honest, that’s all you need anyway! And if you think about it, if you absolutely can’t do one simple task without somebody, then I would suggest taking a serious, long evaluation of yourself and the matter at hand.
We all need help from time to time! By no means am I advocating the notion of “every man and woman for himself.” But if you are depending on a human being so heavily to be your guide it says more about your spiritual capacity as well as level of self-esteem and confidence then it does about the other guy.
In the book that I’m writing, I make the point that being different does mean that you have to go it alone. Then suddenly, you’ll blow up in popularity and prosperity, and THEN all of a sudden, people will start noticing you and will want to go with you.
Beware of THAT! Because people will try to leech off of your energy, your creativity, your success and your drive. Why, because they don’t have the courage or the audacity to go on their own and make something of themselves!
You can’t afford that! You don’t have to accept it! You certainly don’t have to go with it or settle!
Perhaps the reason you haven’t got to where you are in life is because you are afraid of walking alone and in that alone time you know very well what will come out: Thoughts you couldn’t bear to wrestle with, issues that you couldn’t face and talks with God that will HAVE to happen in the midst of seemingly annoying silence and loneliness.