A week of house sitting taught me that I don’t like solitude as much as I thought I did. Since I was about 15 or 16, I often isolated myself because I felt ashamed of my struggle with an eating disorder. But then, the Lord really drew me out of that isolation, and I started to love the fellowship around food again; I started to love being around my family and not feeling ashamed of food or my body.
House sitting taught me another layer of why I LOVE solitude, but I don’t love it all the time.
If you look at the life of our Lord Jesus Christ, He did go aside into a desert place to be alone with His Father, but He didn’t do that for the majority of the ministry that’s recorded in the gospels.