YEEES!!! PLEEEEEASE MAKE IT STOP!!
A much needed PSA for all of us worship pastors, worship leaders, church musicians & vocalists from someone who knows a thing or two about that #worshiplife... The 2nd we allow the focus to get on ourselves and off of Jesus we MUST take a step back…Take some time away to get our hearts right!! As musicians, singers and artist, our drive is something that marks us in a unique way and makes us good at what God has called us to do but it can also can be our biggest flaw. There is a fine line between having excellence in our craftsmanship and seeking perfection because of our own ambition. There is also fine line between being passionate/ confident in our gifts & putting on a show that's all about us… We must have enough confidence to get up in front of large groups of people and efficiently lead them in song, effective prayer, scriptural accuracy and with proficiency in our instruments, but not so much that the fact that we are "up there" becomes our focus... before we know it we are performing rather than actually #worshiping.
We know the difference. This takes rigorous honesty, daily reflection, #humility, and openness to accountability and feedback from trusted friends, and most importantly a true relationship with #Jesus #Christ. #God is the only star in this life.
Any shine we may think we have only comes to us because we are near to HIM and thusly reflecting HIS glory.
WORSHIP. LEADERS. ARE. NOT. ENTERTAINERS.
Lord, forgive us & bring us back to the heart of worship.
“Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power...wrapped a towel around his waist...he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” John 13:3-5
Jesus’ leadership example is the most outstanding display of what Godly leadership really looks like...He is the perfect example of someone who rules with the heart of a servant and serves with the heart of a king.
Leadership isn’t about being served, it’s about becoming a servant. It’s not about gaining a position, it’s about adjusting your heart posture.