I was fortunate enough to do some traveling recently and came across this sign at an airport. Now I had heard of discombobulation. In fact I practice it more often than I care to admit. But I had not heard of “recombobulation.” Nor did I know I needed a special area set aside to do it. It didn’t take me long to realize this was the “get all your stuff together and put your shoes back on” area just outside of security. (I guess “recombobulation” is an easier way to say all that.) Seeing this sign made me think of how often I desire some designated recombobulation areas in my daily life.
Don’t we all wish we could just have a place outside of time set aside where we could get ourselves together? It’s more than a place to put on our belt or tie our shoes. It’s a place to regroup, take a breath, maybe even a nap… and just pull ourselves together so that we can better face whatever set of issues life was handing us at the time. The traveling I did just recently was definitely a time of “recombobulation” for me. I was blessed to be able to have a special time of connection with the Lord, members of my family, and friends. It was really special. But there was something very important that I learned from this trip.
True recombobulation doesn’t come from a particular area or place. It doesn’t come from being with a particular person, or even from being alone without any responsibilities or distractions. True recombobulation only comes from the Lord. And He can recombobulate us anytime and anywhere. My trip included visiting some beautiful sparsely populated areas as well as some of the most crowded cities in the world, and in every environment, He was there. He was able to put me back together, give me the rest I needed, and lead me in some amazing adventures no matter where I was or who I was with. He is the source of our “togetherness” and we need to turn to Him, not to our own means or resources to feel “combobulated” once again. 🙂
Probably the biggest lesson I learned though, is that when it comes to “BN DA GLV” I don’t need to wait until I feel recombobulated. God can use me no matter how burned out I might feel, how stressed out I might be, or how much I really just want a nap. It’s not about me or how I feel. It’s about me remaining open to Him so that He can use me no matter where I am or who I’m with.
My prayer for each of you is that you seek your recombobulation from the Only True Source, Jesus. And that no matter how you are feeling… discombobulated, discombooberated, or incoherent… that you remain open to the hand of the Lord, that He might use you to touch the lives of others wherever you are and with whomever you’re with. May you be blessed with some true recombobulation today!