This post by JD Greear is aimed at pastors, but I think it applies equally well to worship leaders. Maybe even more so, since it’s so easy to fill up with pride when people are regularly commending your talent.
Sadly, most of us can all too easily recount stories of pastors who betrayed their congregations, who hurt the very people God had called them to love, who—in short—made their ministry all about them… As a Christian leader, I don’t hear stories like that and congratulate myself. I hear them and tremble. Because the same pride that has shipwrecked countless other ministries lives in my heart. And in yours.
We need to be constantly vigilant for signs that our ministry has become all about us. Here are a few…
He goes on to list four warning signs that your ministry has become about you instead of about God. Definitely worth your time to read.