Nine Truths To Empower The Worship Leader's Mindset, Part 1
By Rob Still
Today's article is a guest post from Rob Still, a worship leader, instructor and blogger in Nashville, TN. Rob packs a so much into this consice two-part post. I'm stoked to have this great content on WorshipTeamCoach.com
Worship leaders, singers and musicians tend to be a sensitive lot.
We are “feelers”. We are sensitive to the presence of God in our worship. We sense the response - or lack thereof - of our congregations. And we can be thin-skinned to the feedback we receive from leaders, friends and others.
Leading worship is not easy to do.
The challenges and problems that come with the territory can get inside your head and get you down.
It’s normal to get discouraged.
We can overcome discouragement by strengthening our thinking. I call this - developing the worship leader's mindset.
We need to continually renew our minds (Romans 12:2) with the truth of who God is, what he has done for us, and who we are in Christ Jesus.
Here are 9 theological truths to inspire, encourage and empower the worship leaders mindset.
1. God is worthy.
This should be obvious, but worship is all about God.
In any context and in every circumstance He is most worthy of the highest praise.
“Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise.” Psalm 48:1
This truth saturates the entire story of God.
2. Our response is to be faithful.
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much.” Luke 16:10
It is the little things that make the biggest difference. If we are faithful in the small, we can be confident God will have our back in the large.
3. We are called to be resourceful with whatever God gives us, and to develop it as best we can.
“Do not despise the day of small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.” Zechariah 4:10
Everyone has limitations of one type or another. Do not waste your energy complaining about your lack of resources. Do not make excuses.
This is the idea Jesus teaches in the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30).
Be resourceful. Do your personal best. Do the best you can with the people and resources that you have.
That’s all you are responsible for.
4. No comparison allowed. Be comfortable in your own skin.
“Let's just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren't.” Romans 12:6
I love how Jon says “You don’t need to transform into Little Jesus Culture.”
Sometimes we put pressure on ourselves. Other times it comes form external sources.
You need to learn from others, but you can not be somebody else. Be you, be unique.
Which of these truths have been the most helpful for you to realize in your experience as a leader?
Rob Still is a worship leader, artisan, instructor and blogger in Nashville TN. He teaches at conferences and extensively on the mission field in eastern Europe – and blogs at http://RobStill.com.
June 6, 2012Tweet