It took at least 20 hours of preparation, 4 large pizzas (most vegetarian) and a 12-pack of play-doh, but I’m going to go ahead and call today’s youth group a success.
My church pastor said it best- youth group leadership is very challenging, but very rewarding.
I get a bit of a high when things go well. A “this is what life is all about” kinda feeling. A “holy crap, I think I just inspired a kid to pray this week” feeling.
There’s not a lot of feelings that beat that.
My friend justin told me once that when he gets to heaven, he doesn’t want God to say “well. you did a nice job. glad you were on my side.”
he wants God to look at him in awe and say “Man. Now THAT was gangsta.”
Sometimes though, I think people (not just Christians, but anyone trying to be awesome) get ahead of themselves and want to go from lame to gangsta in 3 days flat.
But I know that’s now how anything works.
I’m taking it a week at a time. Hoping to just keep moving forward so that eventually I’ll be gangsta.
For right now, I know I’m a few steps further along than I was two weeks ago.
Thanks be to God.
Now I just have to figure out what we’re going to do next week.