1 Kings 19:3-5 Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.” Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree.
1. It Disables.
Proverbs 18:1 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment.
2- It Discourages us:
3- It Distances us from kingdom life.
Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
4 Lies concerning Isolation:
1. Solitude and Isolation are synonymous.
2. Just because you “show up” means you are not isolated.
3. “I am introverted.” Meaning I don’t get energy from people.
4. “I can’t connect with anybody”
THE ANTIDOTE: COMMUNITY.
3 musts in being relationally compatible.
1. Be Invested
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.
2. Be Real-
3. Be transparent-
James 5:16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.