One of the challenges in the Army is the constant moving. While it has given me the opportunity to experience a wide range of cultures and environments, as well as numerous people—the challenge comes about every two to three years when all of our belongings are wrapped up and packed in a truck.
The lesson from these moves is always to focus on what is the most important. We units deploy, there is always an order of work – beginning with establishing communications. This is similar to our moves. As we get the boxes inside and begin to unpack the first thing to get set up is the TV. Not because we are necessarily addicted to TV, but this gives us a quick sense of normalcy and provides a space to take a break when we need one. When everything is packed or in various stages of unpacking and disarray, it is always nice to have a place to rest.
This is true in our personal lives as well. When our lives get turned upside-down and begin to get into a state of disarray—we need to focus on establishing and maintaining communications with each other and with God. We also need to find a safe place to rest. I encourage others to find this in their local church. Our churches need to be a place where people can go to find rest and communication when everything is falling a part.
If your life is in disarray, start with establishing communications and finding a place to rest in church.