When God created the world, he created a pair of people and did not want us to be alone. Let's explore and reflect from Psalm 68:6 how people's "self" today goes against what God has given us.
German social observer Michael Nast has written a book called Generation Beziehungsunfähig (Generation Beziehungsunfähig). The book pointed out that "we have no way to establish relationships between people. Today is a narcissistic society, which is a manifestation of insecurity, hoping to be affirmed and recognized."
People always act on loneliness, declaring to the world that "we are not alone". I took a photo and thought, "The scenery is beautiful, I want to share it", but I couldn't find anyone to share, so I clicked on the social platform to post the photo. For them, every like and response on the Internet is a form of affirmation and recognition, but no one has found that behind the camera is only one person holding a mobile phone.
The saddest loneliness is when no one sees in the crowd. The heart longing to be seen and understood slowly hides its true self in order to blend in with the crowd. The happiness I get is not solid and satisfying, because I know in my heart that "this is not me". He lamented that society is a university. If you want to graduate, you must learn the warmth and coldness of human relationships, but step by step your heart is moving towards a state of "neither cold nor hot".
In recent years, Japanese society has begun to practice "alone" life, which is another kind of awakening and isolation. Eat alone, watch movies alone, sing alone, travel alone; more and more people would rather spend their time achieving themselves, rather than building relationships, forming a "celibate society" that no longer spends time and energy socializing and maintaining relationships with different people The distance of the relationship turns to the network identity.
The Lord God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make a helper for him" (Genesis 2:18). God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and rule it, and rule over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living creature that moves on the earth" (Genesis 1:10). 28).
According to legend, when God created man, he left a small void in man’s heart, which could not be filled with all kinds of happiness. Only by looking for God, and only by him, can life be fulfilled and rich. God wants us to have a home. He blesses us. He says, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth." He doesn't want us to be alone. He is always with us and never leaves! Even if we are sad and weeping, He is by our side; we are happy to talk, laugh and laugh, and He is silently happy because we are happy, so the Holy Spirit often mentions "always rejoice".
Psalm 68:6 says, "God gives the lonely a home to live in; he brings out the prisoner into a place of abundance; but the disobedient dwells in a dry land." What a beautiful blessing! Stop being trapped in the indifference of the world, and trust God to make the lonely have a home to live in, and He wants to lead us to a place of abundance!
The new generation regards "work" as their own mission, and no longer separates work and life, they begin to give up running a relationship that has no interests, and tend to prefer their own self, dividing them into "your" and "mine", but forgetting It's "everyone's" and "our". Everyone should probably spread out their relationship chart and examine "what is the most important relationship" before they can draw out the pattern of life. Because when the boundaries between work and life disappear, people will never know what is missing beyond "self-actualization".
Dear friends, you are not alone and do not need to be lonely, you need to find the right person, and you need a high degree of investment, trust, and management, and you will have a good relationship, become each other's support, and give each other the strength of life. Because these significant others are the most important piece of the puzzle in making your life complete.
Please take a few moments to reflect on the following questions to re-examine the trade-offs in your relationship:
1. What are you most concerned about right now?
2. What is the ultimate goal you want to achieve in terms of what you are most concerned about?
3. In the final purpose, what kind of relationship appears in it?
write: Chloe Clovi
photography: Alabaster Co