If you’re anything like me, you have a bit of a “hero complex.”
If you don’t know what that is, first of all, thank God.
Second, it means, basically, that there’s this prideful idea floating around in your thick skull that God needs you in order to get something done.
God is the creator of all, and though he desperately wants your participation (for your own sake, by the way), he doesn’t need it. God will get done what he needs to, with or without you.
In the context of a worship band, there is a delicate balance.
You are important. Your role matters. Without you, it is not the same. HOWEVER—the worship happens with or without you. If you are not there, God will still be glorified. The people will still be blessed. God will accomplish precisely what he intends to.
I was reminded of this yesterday when I missed church because I am sick.
I hate missing church; for a number of reasons, but among them is my participation in the worship band.
I want to be in my place because (1) I believe God wants me to be, (2) because I believe I have something to contribute (if I didn’t, I wouldn’t do it!), and (3) because I legitimately love being a part of the band.
All of that to say, I was pretty bummed when I couldn’t make it out yesterday.
But God reminded me of something very important.
While my role does matter, what matters more than anything is that God is glorified. And God does not need me to be present in order to be glorified. That will happen with or without me.
Please know, I say none of this to give you permission to play hooky on your bandmates.
You absolutely should be in your place if at all possible.
My point is, God is God, and you are not his gift to worship music. You are someone that, in his grace, he has saw fit to use. Don’t take that for granted, and never forget it.
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