How often have you had that feeling?
Disjointed. Disconnected. Out of the loop. Not plugged in. Blurry brained. Totally out of sorts with everything that is happening around you, and with no sense of how to reconnect.It’s almost as if you hold to the plugs, looking for an outlet. Then you don’t know which one to plug in. When you finally try to plug in and you find the plug is upside down. Finally, it’s in… Wait… Wait for it! No power!
I have felt this at times when dealing with people, finances, projects, or a weird “to do” list with more tasks than hours in the day, or days in the week to complete everything. People you thought were friends… well, guess again. Trusted business associates…. backstabbers. Close family members… they never check in with you and you are the one having to do all the connecting.How can you make things work out?
Each of us have a unique way of handling crisis, or stress. Some need a distraction, or perhaps a different task to handle, or a friendly chat with a loved one or close friend. Or… wait for it, I have a great suggestion… How about a bowl of ice cream (Dutch Chocolate with Dr Pepper making a wonderful float!)
As an introvert, and depending upon the task, I might need a quick trip to the store and rub imaginary shoulders with the public. Or, if I had been in the public then I simply need to “turtle” and pull back into my shell of privacy…. Disconnect. For a while. Maybe only 10 minutes, but that is generally all it takes.
Jesus needed some time to disconnect from his responsibilities. He NEEDED some downtime, and much like an introvert he draws away for some much needed R&R.And the whole city was gathered together at the door. And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. (Mark 1:33-35 ESV)
I am curious, how many of you know how to reconnect?