So I’ve put myself on a strict Saturday schedule. No plans starting after 8:00pm, and no plans going later than 10:30pm. I’ve got to be home by 10:00 in most all circumstances. I can’t have caffeine after 6:00pm and no eating after 8:00. I don’t have people over, I don’t go out. It’s like being grounded on Saturday night. Maybe this seems weird. But my job is very heavily weighted on Sunday morning performance. Not that what I do is perform. But if I’m not 100% on Sunday morning, I’m not giving what I need to give, and I’m cheating a lot of people out of something. My ability to think quickly, be awake and aware, refreshed and revived on Sunday morning is what determines the quality of music/worship that happens. I don’t mean to say that God only shows up when I’ve slept a solid 7 and took it easy Saturday night. But my being responsible with time and commitment helps me. And it helps the Church.
Is this too much pressure on me? Am I putting too much expectation on myself? Am I weird-ing you out? I don’t think it’s too much to ask of myself. I really feel like taking a few hours extra on Saturday night to start my Worship (or preparing for it) is such a help. I’m more focused on Sunday. I have a more vivid Worship time. I know that God has blessed the time that I’ve put into it. And I know that I feel better when I wake up Sunday morning. 🙂 Thoughts?