We are in our "Reveal: Where are you at?" series right now
and tonight the topic was based on worry from Matthew 6:25-33.
At the end of the message we had a response time
where we challenged students to give up a worry
and let God be God and take control.
During this time, we had several response stations
(worship thru music, bible reading area, mirrors with Matthew 6:25-33
on them, video station, journal area)
where students could respond to the message
and give over worries to God.
During this time, I was writing out some of my worries and
asking God to allow me to let go of them,
when all of the sudden a worry I have had for a long time
came to mind. This worry is something many of us young Pastor's
deal with, but for me it has been something that creeps up in me from
time to time. What is my worry?
It may sound dumb, but my worry is that I will never
be a famous pastor.
I will never write books or be asked
to speak at Youth Specialties or have a podcast anyone
besides my Mom downloads.
It sounds dumb, but I seriously spend time worrying about this.
Tonight, as students were meeting with God all around me
I finally dealt with this worry and surrendered it to God.
So tonight, January 30, 2008...I quit worrying about
ever being popular or famous as a Pastor.
What a relief.