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70% loneliness

27 June 2013, 08:54 Onyeji Dominic

Don't wait for audible voice of God because he doesn't speak to everybody audibly. Don't expect God to call you as he called Abram before you desert those who are out to kill your dreams and future. (Genesis 12) "Iron sharpens iron" is a truth. But it doesn't call for bad company because evil communication corrupts good manners.

Remember that eagles don't fly in a flock. You cannot fly high in life when you're crowded with discouraging fools, mediocrities and jesters. Be yourself but don't be too lonely and forlorn.

Learn to lead a balance life on earth. You need good friends, and good friends need you too. But things like mental works and studies require 70% loneliness.

Man is bound to become highly inspired when he forms it as habit to spend quality time in closet studying. This does not mean that one should live one's life like hermits or anchorites. This real world is not like fantasy where souls exist like doves and eagles. Real men are not expected to isolate themselves, living in hermitages. Life requires man to be well exposed, wild and sociable. So, we must avoid being too fantastic and forlorn because loneliness doesn't help man to become famous and comely in life.

Loneliness is not bad. It is very helpful to man especially in terms of inspiration and mental brushing. God designed us to fly high like eagles. We read it in Bible that he made us in his image, and we are gods just like him. Our individual lives are divinely endowed. Supernatural qualities are embedded in us. We can cultivate the qualities of goodly birds like dove and eagle, and we can equally crave for exposition in life. This is because nature expects us to be versatile. That is why we are beings, not just animal like eagles and doves.

God is our Father in heaven. He is always willing to help us in glory and greatness. It gives him great pleasure to see his children maintaining equilibrium in mentality and existence on earth. We receive strong wings from him to fly high, and our minds (mental strengths) are renewed by him when adequate information is deposited in us through learning, education, research, discovery and exposition. God truly desires to make us sociable, comely and famous on this earth.

Scriptures reveal that acts of parting and desertion are not bad. Man is divinely encouraged to depart from erring and discouraging relationships. God hates to see his children being misled by the ungodly. People like relatives, folks and friend are very good. We need to be sociable and polite because men are not meant to live in isolation. But we must also learn to desert from people especially when they pose as hindrances to our progress in life. This was what we learnt from God's call to Abram in Bible.

The Biblical story revealed that Abram was God-fearing. His wife was barren, and his family background was idolatrous. Everybody in the kindred worshipped idols except Bro. Abram and his barren wife. This implied that both were laughing stocks in eyes of erring folks and friends. People must have made jest and mockery of them because of the barrenness. That was why God had to ask Abram to depart his father's house.

Acts of parting and desertion were very common to men of old. Many heroes in Bible deserted men and homes for good. We saw in Bible that Isaac was not sedentary at all in his business. He went from place to place trying to avoid discouragement and opposition from men. Jacob fled from Esau, his brother, when things became incompatible at home. Moses ran away from palace as he saw that his life was no longer safe in Egypt. These heroes were immensely blessed by God, and among all of them, it was only Abram that heard audible voice of God before he departed. Others did not wait for audible voice from heaven because they knew that God did not speak to everybody audibly.

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