Jesus needed solitude because he needed to replenish. And so do you.
Yes, even Jesus needed to take a break.
In fact, Jesus had to physically remove Himself from His current circumstances to get away and sit in solitude. Jesus literally sat in stillness and learned how to be in the present moment.
I don’t know if you’ve seen the meme floating around that says “be like Jesus, take naps” but the accuracy is real, y’all. As cute as the meme may be, there is a literal truth that we need to hold onto.
Jesus needed solitude and so do you.
Almost 2 years ago, Cody and I recorded an episode about the art of solitude. Little did I know that two years later, I would be doing a self-care challenge for my women’s community for the entire month of February. And the thing is, solitude is a vital part of taking care of ourselves.
So vital in fact that Jesus actively sought out time for Himself to replenish, rejuvenate, and revive Himself. Jesus literally needed to take a break to get His mindset back on track. Remember how we talked about satan being a mindset?
Yeah, sometimes even Jesus fought Himself over His own mindset. We talk about how Jesus wrestled with satan in the desert but what if Jesus wrestled with his own mindset? The thing is, we all need to take time to replenish, rejuvenate, and revive ourselves.
If we are to walk like Jesus, sometimes that means getting in the desert and dealing with our own mindset work. There is beauty in the trenches. There is beauty in the desert. Why? Because when we find ourselves in those dark places, we truly find the true love of Jesus.
So the next time you want to be like Jesus and “take a nap”, it may be time you consider the art of solitude.