2008.07.13 - Loneliness

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2008.07.13 - Loneliness

  1. 4. How to Deal With Loneliness Game: Solitaire
  2. 5. Loneliness is: <ul><li>Inevitable in this life. </li></ul><ul><li>An unimagined blessing . </li></ul>
  3. 6. 4 Causes of Loneliness
  4. 7. Transitions
  5. 8. Transitions 2 Timothy 4:6-8 “I am about to be poured out like a drink offering and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I kept the faith.”
  6. 9. Separation
  7. 10. Separation 2 Timothy 4:9, 21 “Do your best to come to me quickly…. Do your best to get here before winter.”
  8. 11. Opposition 2 Timothy 4:14 “He did me a great deal of harm. He strongly opposed our message.”
  9. 12. Rejection 2 Timothy 4:16 “At my first defense, no one came to my support, but everyone deserted me.”
  10. 13. Rejection 2 Tim. 4:10 “Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me.”
  11. 14. Dealing With Loneliness
  12. 15. 1. Utilize My Time . 2 Timothy 4:13 “When you come, bring my coat… and bring my scrolls, especially the parchments.”
  13. 16. 2. Minimize My Hurt . Hebrews 12:15 See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.
  14. 17. 2. Minimize My Hurt . 2 Timothy 4:16 …“may it not be held against them.”
  15. 18. 3. Recognize God’s Presence Hebrews 13:5-6 “I will never leave you nor will I forsake you.”
  16. 19. 3. Recognize God’s Presence 2 Timothy 4:17 “But the Lord stood by my side and gave me strength.”
  17. 20. 4. Prioritize Others * Stop building Walls .  
  18. 21. 4. Prioritize Others 2 Timothy 4:17b “…So that through me the message might be fully proclaimed. All the Gentiles might hear it.”
  19. 22. 4. Prioritize Others <ul><li>Stop building Walls . </li></ul><ul><li>Start building Bridges. </li></ul>
  20. 23. 4. Prioritize Others <ul><li>Stop building Walls . </li></ul><ul><li>Start building Bridges. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Service Bridge. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 24. 4. Prioritize Others <ul><li>Stop building Walls . </li></ul><ul><li>Start building Bridges. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Service Bridge. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Friendship Bridge. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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