If you find yourself alone during this stage in your life, perhaps feeling super lonely, I believe you’re supposed to.
You’re being consecrated.
to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity:
to make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow:
to devote or dedicate to some purpose:
Consecration requires separation. Separation from what we’ve once known and relied on for comfort; and even though we may be ready to follow the Lord’s lead and receive what He has prepared, there is a middle passage between our “yes” and the manifestation of the promise.
I currently believe I myself am in a consecration period. There’s almost no way to be mistaken about it.
Some familiar relationships I thought would be forever have ended, quite a bit of space has been created in my other relationships, I am not dating at all and men are not pursuing me in the least bit; chile, the Lord has even slowed my business down to a halt.
I find myself alone 95 percent of the time; and even though I have been living a lone bachelorette life for about 3 years now, the loneliness just crept in within the last few months.
Probably because I was filling my time with fake-busyness.
You know what fake-busyness is: doing a whole lot of tasks and checking projects off of a curated to-do list to hustle and do what you think you should be doing to get to the next level.
The Lord quickened me though with a well known Zachariah verse.
“Not by might, nor by power but by His Spirit”
Its interesting because my friend Zindzi mentioned that I will be going into a season of consecration a couple months ago and then boom....
When this recent feeling of loneliness began to rise up, the enemy did not waste any time to pounce on that opportunity like a black panther. Lies were whispered in my ear about how unloved I am, how know one really loves me or has me on the forefront of their minds. Anxiety about how much longer I would have to wait for the Lord to fulfill his promises began to set in. I felt a genuine sense of sadness.
I literally had to tap into the Word of God for the truth. I cried to the Lord and asked for his comfort and peace; and I got it.
I was also reminded about the process and why I needed to be here. With the help of Holy Spirit, I shifted my perspective.
I looked up and realized that I have plenty of time and opportunity to really do what God wants me to do, to spend time with Him as my friend, to rest, to trust, to prepare and get ready.
I am comforted to know that this too shall pass. There will be a time soon in which I will long for alone time.
If you find yourself in a consecration period also, take hold of
Psalms 139: 15-16.
The Lord is preparing you in the secret place.
Let us not be too hasty to jump out of our cocoons too soon.