Have fun.

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Dale Carnegie

I love my job but sometimes I take it and myself to seriously. I forget that everything doesn’t depend on my. I have to do my part sure but I can’t control outcomes. So often I find myself trying to do God’s job because I love my church and I love the families that form it. Then things happen that remind me that He is God and I am not. It comes down to a constant battle of trust who and what do I trust. I am sorry to say that despite the fact I know that I can trust God no matter what I so often do not.

Psalm 3:5-6
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.

I started Physical Therapy today for a bad back that has kept me up at night and bothering me all day. The cause of this bad back? Stress. It’s me trying to do what God does best and not being who and what he has called me to be. I need to work hard and have fun. I’m good with the work but need to work on the fun. The Dr. asked me what I do to relax, I had no answer. I said “Work”. She smiled and said “You can’t draw water out of empty wells.” (I thought she was going to tell me to “Don’t go chasing waterfalls”  but she didn’t) We as pastors, leaders, volunteers need to work hard because what we do matters more than anything else. But we need to enjoy the process, enjoy our teams, enjoy our families. We need to trust more and just have fun!

 

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