Case For and Against Isolation
- 2015 31 Aug
Jeff was a man with an adventurer’s spirit. His dream was to travel around the world in a sailboat. When he shared his vision, he was almost always met with skepticism and great warnings. Jeff grew tired of all the negative input he was receiving; he soon withdrew into isolation to work out his plans. He did not want outside input. He was going to do what he was going to do.
Don was a man with an adventurous spirit also. He enjoyed skiing, sailing and even skydiving. As a Pastor, he isolated himself from all outside distractions that took his focus off growth in God. He set himself apart from the world for a time of tremendous growth.
Both men isolated themselves. Jeff chose to focus on his dream and shut out the rest of the world. Don decided to frame his focal point on the things of Christ; he shut out the distractions of the world. Which isolation was beneficial to the Kingdom?
(Proverbs 18:1) Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment.
Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life, 90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at [email protected]. Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed!