Permission to be Messy

Man it’s been one of those days. Tons of stuff awesome about this morning. Tons of stuff I’m just pulling my hair out over. I don’t even feel like doing a confessional or taking the time to post a set list.

I know for a fact that the standards I have set for myself are to high. I am most likely trying to please people and not God and that is stressing me out.
A friend of mine told me a great story today about how he had patience and God worked everything out in the end.

That’s kinda what I’d like right now.

Permission for things to be messy. Permission to not have it all together. Permission to BE stressed out while I figure out how not to be. I know God is working things out. Permission to wait on God.

4 Responses to “Permission to be Messy”


  1. 1 inWorship February 10, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Dude, mess all you want 🙂

    Your in an interesting time and place right now. You
    ve just begun a nre journey that stresses your physical life, your spiritual life, your family life and everything in between. It is an incredible blessing, but not onw without twists and turns.

    You have on one hand the opportunity to create new vision and ministry. To lead and direct a new group of people and to make things happen. on the other hand, you are involved with a new group of people and leadership that you are just beginning to get to know. Their will be rough spots and insecurities along the way.

    We often set standards too high, but it is only our reactions to success that dictate whether we are accomplishing anything. I bet you’ve come 1000 miles even in the last month and yet, we often only see 1000 miles more to go.

    Pace yourself. Keep it simple. Set standards and accountability with your new Pastor that show you your guidelines and freedoms. That working relationship will be the most valuable in your life right now. it will give you security in what you should prioritize and what you shouldn’t. And most importantly soak every second in and have fun!

  2. 2 Peter Park February 11, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Hey Billy,

    I feel like I’m in the same place this week. I usually have most everything ready by today, Monday, but the other worship leader I’m hooked up with isn’t ready. This kind of throws off my schedule. Now, we’re adding communion as well. We’re in kind of the same boat. I’ll be praying for you.

    God bless,
    Peter

  3. 4 Billy Chia February 11, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    “I bet you’ve come 1000 miles even in the last month”

    Brent,
    This is so true. And actually not just me – but my whole team. There are new people joining the ministry and I’ve heard about a billion stories of success in the last month that I’ve been here. God has been moving in ridiculously powerful ways at my church.

    Peter,
    I feel ya – it’s that kinda stuff. Except for me it usually doesn’t relate to other people. I tend to be SUPER forgiving of other people (sometimes too much) so when someone else “drops the ball” I’m usually pretty good about loving them through the process. When I drop the ball I suck at forgiving myself. This is the area where God is pushing me to grow right now.

    Mandy,
    Rock, thanks 🙂


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