‡ The following post was a post I wrote on my old ipaq pda while sitting in church a month or so ago. If you don’t get the sense from this post that it was one of those days, I will just tell you it was one of those days. I sometimes write to just settle myself in times of stress and get rid of the piece. Lately i have been saving therm and trying to learn form them. Not always pretty but these pda post are usually more “real” than most . So enjoy some of my not so pretty days! ‡
Out sync. Yes that’s it. Out of sync. That is what I am this morning. I was sitting on the kit playing with the praise band and felt very connected with the praise but with nothing else. It has been a long hot couple of weeks so my give a crap-o-meter is in the red zone. By the way the red zone is the ” Don’t ” part of the give-a-crap-o-meter .
Now why do I say I am out of sync? Well as I listen to the sound person say I am playing too loud and the praise leader agreeing I hear “you have no input so shun thee”. It doesn’t matter that I am not the one setting levels. It also doesn’t matter that I am playing to the level of what is coming out of the speakers. It also doesn’t matter that I know once people fill the space for services it will be just right. But that doesn’t matter today to them or really to me either. Today I live in both the praise zone, where I praise God with my gift, and the whatever zone. Yep out of sync. And I ‘m good with that today.
There is a war going on inside every one of us that usually collides with the rhythms of life. Usually we can be civil and work around that internal conflict and play well with others. Me? Not today. My efforts to bring it in line have failed so I look at the next line of defense: Reset my default to the baseline response of “keep my mouth shut” mode. Unfortunately I did that a little late. As one comedian says ” I had the right to remain silent…But I didn’t have the ability..” I let the war inside out and started a few skirmishes. Nice. Lighten’ fires while @ the same time praising God.
Well I guess I will be spending the next week or so playing fireman answering the fire alarms for my fires started and ask forgiveness. Yep out of sync.