Doing life with others should be the disciple’s default setting.
Circumstances will sometimes dictate though, that you’re on your own.
Tired, discouraged, defeated. And feeling alone.
A critical skill for the disciple is therefore – “to encourage yourself in the Lord.”
David honed this skill on the hills as a teenager. Consciously counting on Yahweh, when he just couldn’t keep on keeping on with the sheep counting any longer. It took him to the throne, and it held the true throne in his heart in the midst of every swing of fortune.
Isolated, and eyes-slipping? Call on the Name, and keep calling till you’ve found your strength for today.
Disciple, when you need to, encourage yourself in the Lord.