We can’t control everything about Sunday. We want to, but we can’t.
The truth is this: we need to control the things we can control. These
things we need to dominate. For the rest, we need to stay out of the
way and allow God to work.
The weather, how people react, or who is going to show up for service
are all out of our control. What we sing, how we play, how our
programming and transitions flow – these are things we can control.
We can also control the amount of prayer, preparation, and
intentionality we are putting into our weekend experiences. We need to
do our work and be prepared. The earlier that we’re ready, the more
space we have to be creative and adjust when things do not go as we
had planned. God created the earth with intention. This is a great
example of how we should plan our weeks, as well.
So prepare, pray, then execute. Get out of the way and allow God to do
what he intended all along.