As a worship pastor, it is my job to create opportunities for people to connect with Christ in a corporate setting. I’ve done this for a few years now, in both small and large churches. A lot of times people who do my job are pretty anal about the way things should go. If a musician is going to be worth their weight in feathers, they are going to obsess about details to make sure that the music turns out the way they want it to. That is what we do. So, even when things go well, we are waiting for things to go wrong. We always have a plan B, C and possibly a D if need be. Or maybe I’m just talking about myself. Here’s what I know, I know that on any given Sunday I have a million different thoughts running through my mind over the course of the morning. I thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. After this, I’d love to hear from some of my other perfectionists to see how your brains work over the course of a work day.
1. Will everyone show up on time?
2. Will anyone show up at all?
3. Do I have my keys?
4. Is this the week that my laptop finally gives up during the middle of service?
5. Wow, I’m sleepy.
7. I’m not sure if I want to do this today.
8. Of course I want to do this today. This is what I’m called to do.
10. Why is the room so cold?
11. Well, that didn’t go too bad, but I need my person running the song words to move a little faster. I don’t remember that third song.
12. Did I just say in the name of Geepsus?
13. Why is this room so hot?
15. I wonder how many people are going to talk to me about the lights and the drums?
16. One more song and we are done.
17. Why has this dude played wrong on almost every song in two services?
18. I said Geepsus again!!!
19. All done.
This is probably just me, but I’m sure others around think like this. I probably didn’t write coffee enough. What about you?