Often, on a platform we are people that the church holds in high regard or expect a certain “performance” out of us. We play or sing, get people pumped in the atmosphere of worship. God shows up and does His thing and we all have a blast! But, there is a huge difference between serving and performing.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
-1 Peter 4:10
Sometimes we need a good reminder of why we do this. We aren’t rock stars, we aren’t on pedestals, and we are not untouchable. We’re just people, people who have been given gifts to usher in His presence in our churches. Our goals every service is to serve the church, someone could be in desperate need of His presence and we have the opportunity to set the atmosphere for them.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Jesus, the king of king of Kings came to serve, what excuse do we have? Sometimes, it won’t be with an instrument, it’ll take us to the nitty gritty of places where we have to lay hands or break a sweat. Always, be prepared.
Next time you step on that platform or any area of ministry, remember: Serving is greater that performing. Serving has a bigger impact than a performance. This is serving over performing.