Sunday comes every week. That’s part of the life as a pastor and a church staff. As soon as Sunday is over, next Sunday is staring you down. There’s not a lot of time to celebrate along the way.
And it’s not just the fact that the staff has to GO to church. It’s the fact that they are on every Sunday. People come and expect something from you. In a certain way, all eyes are on you.
I look forward to every Sunday. But there are weeks when NEXT Sunday is particularly appealing. Those are the days when THIS Sunday didn’t go as well as I would have liked. The message prep may not have been as productive. The delivery feels like it’s not connecting. You get home and your wife grades your sermon at – well, let’s just say a low mark… So, yeah, next Sunday is staring you down, but you have the opportunity to improve the very next Sunday.
Today was one of those Sundays for me. It didn’t click as I would like. I got good feedback, and the message meant something to several people. The music was on. But I struggled. I worked on it all week, but sometimes it just doesn’t come together.
I love next Sunday…