We’ve heard it time and time again, it’s not about you, it is not about your abilities or your talent. It’s about Him and leading His people into His kingdom. There’s no denying that that is the truth, but I feel that some musicians and singers may see this as abuse or belittling of their gift.
It’s happened to me plenty of times. There could have been a time where you nailed this cool solo that you might have been practicing for awhile and you were quite proud of yourself for your accomplishment. You want to talk about it right? Talk to your musician buddy and say how happy you were with the result and how did it sound. Then out of nowhere, “Okay brother, take it down a notch. It’s not all about you, it’s not your glory.”
Right? Way to ruin your mood and take you out of the atmosphere of a great worship session. It’s okay, it’ll happened from time to time. I still hear it to this day.
If you believe within your heart that your playing was dedicated to glorifying the Lord and in no way to show off, then you’re okay. To that brother or sister who you feel “chastised” you, give them an Amen, praise God for the ability that He gave you to worship then, move on.
You’ll know when your worship becomes your performance, strengthen yourself in the Lord with your gifts and knowledge of His word. This is just what all musicians have to deal with from time to time. Especially guitarists I feel like. If you boast about it, how great your guitar was or your guitar playing was the reason people were worshiping, giving glory to your own strength, then you’ll get what could be coming to you.
Remember, be humble, be patient and seek Him in all things. Especially as a musician who gives Him all the glory.
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