Your Withdrawal

Since my years in the higher institution, I have been familiar with the word ‘Withdrawal‘. It was a common word in the student fellowship back then because most times, we were strongly advised to observe both personal and collective versions of it.

Mark 6:31

[31]  Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.
[32]  So they left by boat for a quiet place, where they could be alone.
(NLT)

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Withdrawal is a retreat or retirement especially into a more secluded or less exposed place or position.

Other words that better describe the word include Retreat, Pullback, Pullout, Recession, Retirement, etc.

Just like I came to understand what Withdrawal is (from a spiritual point of view), and some of the things one should do during this period, I also got to experience its benefits.

Psalm 23:2

[2]  You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from.
(MSG)

During the seasons when I observed this, I noticed that I would always come back with a clear head and with a more sharpened sense of direction as a result of unbroken communication with God and myself. It is just like walking into a room that’s in disarray and lacks pleasantness, it usually takes effort and strategy to put things back in place.

Why haven’t you tried to clear the clutter in your life? What are those things, places, people, mindsets, habits, emotional attachments you have given the power to suffocate you?

Jeremiah 31:25

[25]  For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”
(ESV)

Soon after you have realized that your body is a gift from God, you should learn how to treat it better. Reduce your involvement with people and in activities, that drain you.

It is possible not to initially recognize them but the moment you do, don’t hesitate to withdraw. As heartbreaking as it might be, eventually, it is for your good. Tell me, when is your withdrawal?

Psalm 91:1

[1]  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
(NKJV)

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