So, I’ve pretty much been redialing myself over the past few days. I apologize for my short little hiatus (if I’m even using that word correctly!) I was just floored after watching Los‘ moving announcement. I mean it was an announcement! But it was real. I don’t mean real as in of course he’s real; he’s not a unicorn! I mean real as in it truly resonated within me.
Many of you know that I pull double-duty at my church as Worship Pastor and Youth Director. Well that stage of my life is at it’s end. I’ve been blessed with a growing youth group. What that means is more expectation! With 2-4 high schoolers I could take them to Smoothie King and talk about life. Now with 15-22 high schoolers though, I need volunteers to help out, Back-To-School-Bash-O-Ramas, youth services, trips, etc. Besides the element that someone is always texting or emailing me 🙂 It’s a great problem to have but its to the point where it needs someone dedicated to Youth not split between that and leading worship on Sunday mornings.
Well, surprisingly, I’m truly torn. I’ve always been a musician and seen myself in that light. What scares me is that I’m really getting into this Youth thing. I just imagined with this time came, I’d pass the youth torch to someone else without blinking but I don’t know if I can…or should do that anymore. Its a decision that affects not only myself but my wife and kid(s) and after seeing Los’ announcement I realize I haven’t taken it as serious as I should have. So, long story short…TOO LATE…I’ve just been reevaluating what’s important to me. I decided this blog IS important to me. YOU are important to me. So, I’m not going away. I just needed to prioritize a little bit. If it hadn’t been for this blog or for Los to kick my butt in gear I never would have seen his post in the 1st place. I’ve learned and shared and heard so much from all of ya’ll that I don’t want that to stop. But I need to make sure it doesn’t come at the expense of my family and focus for them.