When I do interviews here at Worship Links, I always ask a two part question: If you could give one piece of advice to up and coming worship leaders, what would it be? Conversely, what’s some advice you wish you’d received earlier on? I’ve gotten some really incredible answers to that. You could probably write a book based on the responses to that one question alone.
That’s why I enjoyed the post Words For An Aspiring Worship Leader at We Are Worship. The whole thing is definitely worth a read, but this bit really caught my attention (emphasis mine):
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be a worship leader, but given the high profile they have within the church today, it’s hard to separate calling from desire. Of course, those two have got to be present, but it’s finding the right balance between calling and desire that’s so hard (but so important). I’d spend time thinking and praying about how that all sits within you: do you you see the full time worship leader version of yourself as more holy, a better Christian? You probably won’t be. Of course God changes and disciples us, but who you are now is for the most part exactly who you would be given a full time worship ‘ministry’. Same sins, same insecurities, same hang ups… probably a bit intensified.