Spiritual Loneliness: 10 Vital Ways to Overcome Separation

Spiritual loneliness occurs when a Christian noticed the strange emptiness coupled with a sensation of separation from the LORD.

Christian loneliness is a painful experience common among people who had once enjoyed the regular presence of the LORD and suddenly lost the companion of GOD.

Today’s message would explain the cause of spiritual loneliness and how to overcome the menace!

5 Major Causes of Spiritual Loneliness

1. When you are too busy ministering to people without creating time for re-filling of spiritual anointing.

See the secret of Jesus Christ that saved Him from spiritual separation from GOD:

“Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.” (Luke 6:12)

2. Disobedience to the commandments of the LORD when you feel you know so much about spiritual matters.

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” (Matthew 7:21)

3. Rejection of the counsel given by the Holy Spirit due to spiritual laziness, procrastination or pride.

4. Combining the worldly doctrine to that of the LORD because you want to be called a Modern Preacher (or a Seasoned Christian) and not an Old School.

“So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” (Revelation 3:16)

5. Spiritual loneliness set in when the love of the world overcomes the first love for GOD and eventually kills the passion for things of the LORD.

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15)

Effects of Christian Loneliness

Separation from God’s presence either intentionally or ignorantly can lead to the following:

1. If care is not taken it may lead to permanent spiritual backslide. Read Hebrew chapter 6 verse 4 to 6.

2. Spiritual loneliness allows the entrance of demonic spirit who pretend to be an angel of light.

“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.

And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order.

Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.” (Luke 11: 24-26)

3. No more peace and joy of salvation.

4. The break in communication with the Holy Spirit leads to a confused life.

5. When someone is rejected by the LORD then such person’s name is wiped off from the Book of Life.

“But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.” (Revelation 21:27)

10 Ways to Overcome Spiritual Loneliness

1. Give yourself a retreat; cancel all public ministration and stay in a private place to communion with the LORD for about 40 days.

2. Do Bible meditation and search through your life to name all the sins that separated you from the LORD.

3. Ask for forgiveness and repent from all the blunders.

4. Don’t leave the presence of the LORD until He speaks to you!

5. Go back to the passion you have for GOD during your first love.

6. Separate yourself from the worldly style and you won’t suffer spiritual loneliness.

7. Go obey every specific instruction the LORD asked you to do.

8. You can’t be lonely if you cultivate the habit of steady worship to the LORD through singing songs of praises and worship.

9. Dedicate yourself to the LORD and ask HIM to train you.

10. Don’t let your speed of achievement becomes higher or slower than God’s speed. You must be sensitive to God’s timing!

If you are going through any spiritual loneliness, I recommend the ten points above to you and your testimony would be great. Please, find the errors without given excuses and the LORD will surely dwell with you in Jesus’ name.  

About Ekundayo

I am an evangelist in the vineyard of the Lord since 2000 moving from one place to another to spread the gospel of Jesus.

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