True forgiveness1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Jesus has promised that if we confess our sins we will be forgiven.  The fact that my sins are forgiven is one of the great motivating factors in my worship leading, because I cannot fail to worship every hour of every day the One who has forgiven my sins and purify my heart.

The problem is that, even though most of his sins are forgiven, we often revisit them! The devil is quick to dredge up old sins and parade them about in front of us! We often say, “Forgive and forget,” but the honest truth is that forgiveness is easy, but forgetting is a hard part.

If we continue to revisit old sins our effectiveness as worship leaders will be greatly compromised. Our relationship with the Lord will also be compromised, so whatever we have done in the past, however bad or nasty sins have been, we need to confess them, hand them over to God and trust him to deal with them as we move on into the future he has for us!

I love what Corrie Ten Boom said: “God throws our sins into the sea of His forgetfulness, and He puts up a sign saying, ‘NO FISHING’!”

So if you want to be a more effective worship leader, don’t let the Devil drags us old sins out in front of your eyes time and time again! Confess them, throw them in the sea of the Lord’s forgetfulness, drop your fishing pole and move on to the great destiny for you as you serve Him!