I know I’m not alone in this one.
When I look in the mirror I sometimes see someone who thinks the weight of the world is on my shoulders. Easter is coming and this might be one of the most likely times of the year for anxiety to set in for worship pastors. We plan for months to create the best worship experience we can. Sometimes there’s fear every step of the way in the planning and preparation. The night before is often a sleepless one for me.
“I hope nothing goes wrong”
“I hope “they” like it”
“I hope we don’t make christianity look too weird to unchurched people”
“I hope everyone shows up”
I hope I hope I hope I hope…..
Ugh, it’s painful for me to think about how often that scenario has played out in my life.
But it’s not me.
It’s not me that changes lives. It’s Jesus!
God has given me gifts, tools, experience, influence, and resources to point people to Him, so that HE can change lives. I can serve Jesus by using those well to glorify Him, but then I need to release the work to Him.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Jesus wants a relationship with every single person. I believe that with all my heart. Jesus is going to pursue the lost just as much on Easter Sunday in the middle of all the celebration as He is on the Monday after. He’s going to keep chasing after us whether we’ve planned a service or not.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
It’s not me
It’s not you
rest in that