Have you ever felt like you had to step your game up? To impress someone or to establish your dominance or your level of ability? I feel that as humans we can find the need to one up each other often. Whether it be friendly or malicious, there is always a competitive nature in everything we do. Work, family, friends, ministry, etc. But what do we do with that kind of mindset on a worship team? How can we utilize that feeling of one upping each other?
We need to collectively gather the perspective of “we’re all doing this together”. Not one person should stand out above the rest. If anybody was to, it would be your leadership. But we should be so unified that any one individual’s goals should be the whole team’s goal.
If my brother or sister is landing a drum beat or vocal run and it has the power to move the church closer to Him, then I win. We all win. Lose the competitive nature and gain a victorious perspective. Our goal is to see His kingdom here on earth and we are equipped to do that.
If you’re going to push anyone on your team to be better, make sure that it is with encouragement and support in what the are doing. Always be mindful on how that translates especially when showing a team member how to play something.
I’ve had convicting moments where I demonstrated a part to someone and all I did was play it before them and then gave them no direction or insight on what to do. At face value that says, “I can play it and you can’t.”. Be sure that it translates to “Let me show it to you and let’s work together so we can get to that place together”.
There is no room for competition, there is no room for discord. There is only room for unity in His Holy Spirit.
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! Psalms 133:1