If I were to be completely honest, I would have to say that I worship myself frequently. I admire my successes while disregarding my shortcomings. I compare myself to others and see how I outdo them. I brag. I take undue credit. And, what’s worse is that I almost always do the aforementioned through a dialect of humility. That’s where the fabrication comes in. I facilitate my pride in a way that others won’t suspect. I talk the humility rhetoric while absorbing all of the “oo-aw” effect.
I’ve raised my hands in worship because my crush was next to me in youth group. I’ve raised my hands in worship because my crush was next to me, while I was also thinking of the homework I have to do that night. I straight up robbed myself of the very worship that I was already stealing from God! That’s when you know you’re messed up.
But WHY do we do this?
John also lists some key areas where we need to be diligent in keeping our worship from growing stagnant. Check it out here.