Are you able to be alone . . . to take a deep breath each day and determine your priorities? Are you able to listen to God concerning your daily priorities? Can you say no to good opportunities in order to accomplish your purpose? Jesus did this early in the book of Mark when the disciples wanted him to return to a town where everyone was at the door. (v. 33)
Mark 1:35-38 says, Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. Simon and his companions went to look for him, and when they found him, they exclaimed: Everyone is looking for you! Jesus replied; Let us go somewhere else – to the nearby villages – so I can preach there also. That is why I have come. (1)
We understand that saying no is hard and we are praying for you.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
(1) The Holy Bible: New International Version. Electronic ed. Grand Rapids; Zondervan, 1996, c1984, S Mk 1:35-38