One of the great challenges of living in today’s world is learning to deal with all of the noise. When I say learning to deal with it, I am talking about learning to get past it, so that we might be able to hear what is really important and needed. I really do think that most of us are living with information overload. We get media input from so many different sources and ideas and opinions from so many competing directions, that we have gotten used to living in a continual spin.
Some days I wake up from my noisy dreams to an even more noisy world and I know that I am missing something, but just can’t seem to figure it out. Then I realize that I am never going to figure it out with all of the noise, so I begin to try to filter some of the noise away. This seems to work for a moment, but then, I realize that I still am not anywhere near to what I am really searching for, so I go in search of quietness. It is not near as easy as it used to be to find solitude.
Solitude is the place where we step out of the noisy world and into the peaceful relationship that we were created for. It is the best place to listen and learn from our Creator. It is the place where we figure out what life is really all about. The journey to solitude is not easy and it will cost you, but it is a trip worth taking. In fact, once you take this trip, you will want to take it again and again, because you will discover that solitude is the place that enables you to live blessed!