Everyone feels lonely from time to time. Loneliness is part of life and something that we cannot avoid. Sometimes, you can be in a room full of people and still feel like you fit in. \n\n\n\nAre You Feeling Lonely Today?\n\n\n\nSocial interaction is a lot more than just being surrounded by a lot of people. In fact, it has a lot to do with the bonding that you have with other people that may come into your path. \n\n\n\nIt\u2019s\nimportant to ask yourself why you get lonely? \nMany men and women make the mistake of having children in hopes to\nsomeday benefit from them being around for them all the time. However, the truth is that once your child\nreaches the age of 18, they often go off to college or at least plan on living\npart from you. \n\n\n\nThe reality of being alone will eventually hit you. It\u2019s important to have people in your life that love and accept you for who you are. It\u2019s important to choose your friends and family wisely. \n\n\n\nIt\u2019s a terrible situation when you have family and friends around you that talk about you behind your back negativity. Perhaps you can relate to this type of conversation happening behind your back. \n\n\n\nChristians are called to not be a gossip. The family of Jesus Christ is a lot different than your own family. When the apostles branched out to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, there is a good chance that they never got to see one another again. They made great friends while walking with Jesus and then got separated as they were called to spread the gospel. \n\n\n\nThe good news\nis that you can keep in contact with your friends and family via the internet. This is one of the best ways to have\ncommunication in modern times. In this way, you can maintain good friendships\nno matter where you are at in life. \n\n\n\nIt\u2019s important to ask God to put people in your life to not make you feel lonely. Sometimes, we can get into a rut of working and coming home to family. In this way, you don\u2019t make many close friends. Instead, your job becomes your friend. It is hard to imagine yourself ever losing sight of your success. \n\n\n\nHowever,\nthere will come a point in your life where you will have to decide on what you\nare going to do in order to bring friendships into your life. \n\n\n\nI know that\nthere are a lot of lonely people in the world today. Sometimes, we don\u2019t\nrealize how many people around you feel like you do.\n\n\n\nAs a\nprophetic minister, I speak to a lot of people on the phone about loneliness. Loneliness is a time in which most people feel\nlike nobody cares about them. This is often a part of life because everyone wants\nto know that someone has been thinking about them. \n\n\n\nWhat If\nYou Had to Let Some Friends Go When You Got Saved?\n\n\n\nHanging\naround non-Christians is not fun when you are a saved believer. In fact, you will have nothing in common with\nthe people that you once were friends with. It\u2019s important to start bonding\nwith other Christians that have given themselves to Jesus. When you do this, you open doors for true\nfriendships. \n\n\n\nSometimes, you will not know exactly why Jesus is leading you to someone that will become your friend. I know that friendships are not born out of thin air. Sometimes, you must love the one person that God puts in your life. Sometimes, we are not supposed to have many friends or people in our lives that love us. \n\n\n\nIn fact, some of the best friendships that I have had in my life often involved loving one person. When you have someone that loves you back in the same way, it\u2019s a true blessing. Its important to get into a hobby that you can find friends doing it with. \n\n\n\nYour local\nchurch should have activities and programs set up for Christians so that they\ncan interact with one another outside of church. It\u2019s hard to have a relationship with someone\nthat you may not fully want to be together with. Therefore, choosing someone to\nhang out with is such a big deal. \n\n\n\nIt\u2019s okay to\ntell someone what is on your mind when you meet them. When you do this, the doors open for you and\nyou begin to bond with people that you can get to know well. \n\n\n\nWhen Do\nYou Get Less Lonely?\n\n\n\nYou get less\nlonely when you occupy your time with activities. If you keep your mind doing\nsomething a lot, time goes by fast and you begin to enjoy life. It might not be a bad idea to make friends\nwith other lonely people. Often, the two of you both need to be with one\nanother. \n\n\n\nYou also get less lonely when you spend time with people in person. Today, the internet and social media has given us a crutch. The problem with social media friendships are that they are often full of superficial friendliness. \n\n\n\nAnother words, most people online don\u2019t want you to get to know the real them. In fact, people often put on a fake fasade. Many relationships on the internet are also full of people trying to see what they can get out of you. This may be a situation that you may want to try avoiding. \n\n\n\nIt is often hard\nto tell someone how you feel or what is on your mind. It\u2019s important to always look at your life\nand ask yourself what you want to do with yourself. As time moves on, life will\nshow you that there is always something new taking place. \n\n\n\nHow to\nMake Friends\n\n\n\nIn order to\nmake friends, its important to be friendly. \nNobody likes a grumpy person. In\norder to find the right friends, join a hobby that you enjoy. If you like art, join an art class in which you\ncan do art and make friends that also enjoy art. It\u2019s never easy to put\nyourself in a situation that is new. \n\n\n\nThink of\nyourself as a child. How do kids make friends with one another? They put themselves in a situation where they\nare forced to socialize with other people. \n\n\n\n\nWhen you\nstart to socialize with the people around you, friendships are built and\nmade. Sometimes, you can have a\nfriendship with someone that you had no intention of being friends with. \n\n\n\nTry to build a friendship that is balanced. Sometimes, if you are hurting and in pain, you may dump your problems on someone in church and they may think that they are now supposed to help you every time that they see you. This kind of friendship turns into the other person thinking that they are supposed to see you as a person with problems that they are called to assist. \n\n\n\nYou should\ncreate friendships that are balanced. If\nyou love playing card games, join a group in which people play cards a lot and\nhave fun. You will find that good\nfriendships are often built with joy. \n\n\n\nWhat If I\nam Shy?\n\n\n\nBeing around people will often cause you to be less shy. Often our shyness is a result of issues or problems that we have had before in the past. Its important for us to look at our life and see that we can open to someone and most people will accept you. \n\n\n\nYou must\nalways start off by saying hello to people when you walk into a room. In this\nway, people see you as being a friendly man or woman. \n\n\n\nAlso, ask\nthe Lord to bring people into your life that can approach you to say\nhello. You may be shocked to find out\nthat the Lord will put people in your path that will introduce themselves to\nyou. In this way, you won\u2019t have to worry about approaching people first.\n\n\n\nRemember\nthat you have a friend in Jesus that understands you completely. It is always a\nblessing to have Jesus in your life because you don\u2019t feel completely alone.\nWhen you know that there is a loving God standing over you each day, it lets\nyou know that you can trust and rely on him always.