When I first started leading worship, the compliments rolled in on a continual basis. After a year of leading worship at the same church, things changed.
I found myself struggling with insecurity because no one seemed to be appreciating what I was doing anymore.
At this point, some may be thinking, "Just suck it up. It is not about you anyways!" Well, you couldn't be more right.
As a worship leader, it is not about receiving compliments or getting recognized. What we are called to do is simply lead people into worship, a face-to-face encounter with Jesus.
However, as it turns out, we are all human and have imperfections. So, my desire is to help you learn how to push past all insecurity.
The truth is, your church hears you all the time. Just like everything else in life, no matter how good you are as a musician, it becomes the norm so there is no longer a need to acknowledge it as being special.
Have you ever noticed the attention a new vocalist will get when they join the team?
This has the potential of causing even more insecurity for those who have been on the team for awhile. But just like everything else, the excitement will die down and they will suffer the same result as you.
People get used to the skill and see it as a normal part of everyday life.
Take a minute to let that soak in. This truth will set you free. No longer do you have to worry as to whether or not the people in your church think you are the best musician.
Simply be who God has called you to be.
You don't have to sound like someone else to be a good musician. You can and should be the one and only you.
Get comfortable in who you are as a musician. Confidence in who you are called to be will enable God to use you to your fullest potential.
As a worship leader, you also have the responsibility of helping your team members overcome insecurity. What are some things you do to lead a confident team?
(Answer in the comments below.)