THE WANTED MUSICIAN

How fun is it to jump on stage with your colleague or colleagues that you enjoy worshiping with. Smiles and joy during your worship set. Encouraging one another, complementing each other, being a team. It takes a process to get here. To be the one people want to work and collaborate with. The person people want to worship with.

How many times have we heard the stories of musicians dreading being the backup band for a singer/songwriter. No chemistry, they don’t complement each other, no fellowship, no relationship. Or the person who believes that there is only one way to go about things, and that is their way. There are some types of people who are difficult to work with and believe it or not, you have the option of who you want to be. You can be the haughty aggressive singer/musician who refuses to budge when it comes to cooperation. Or you can be the singer/musician who enjoys fellowship, feedback and suggestions who can contribute with a great reputation as a musician/singer to back it up. This is called humbleness, and it can take you far. 

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. –Ephesians 4:2 NIV

You are on a team, a collection of people God has called to usher in His presence and to use as a vessel to see the Lord in the midst of their praise. There is not one person doing this alone on your team. Sure, you have your worship leader, but the reason he has the title of “leader” is to lead and teach his group on how to bring down heaven with their praise together.

Don’t be the guy/girl people dread having to ask you. Be the person who is approachable, servicing, and ready to glorify His name. Be the wanted musician. Build a reputation where your goal is to worship with your peers with ease and comfort. Because in all reality, behind the instruments, lights, stages and sounds,we are here to bring glory to the name of Jesus.

I hope this has blessed you and would love to hear stories here, or on Instagram or Twitter @anhonestsound!
-AO

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