As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone. 

Matthew 14:13

Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone.

Matthew 14:22-23

Sometimes we need to be alone. And sometimes we need to be alone without anyone knowing we are alone.

Spending time alone was essential for Jesus. He went off by himself when he heard that John the Baptist had been killed. He spent the night alone before he chose the twelve disciples. He went into the hills by himself to spend time praying. He knew that he needed time alone to refuel and come back stronger.

I want to be able to do that. I want to leave the crowds behind, FOMO on the shelf and revel in time of quiet and alone to be recharged and come back stronger.

Do you struggle getting alone? What makes it difficult to leave the crowds?

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