188- Worship Leading When You Don’t Feel Like It

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worship leading depressedLeading worship is hard enough at the best of times, but how can you face worship leading when you don’t feel like it?

Unless you’re Superman, there will be times when you are feeling sick, depressed or just generally not on top of things, and yet you still have to lead worship in your church and do an incredible job.

You may not feel up to it, but the POD team believe that these are the very times that got often chooses to do something incredible in your service, because when we are weak He is strong, and when we don’t feel like leading worship can oftentimes be the very moment when God breaks through and uses our Ministry to His glory powerfully!

You lead worship in your church, this is a podcast you really cannot afford to miss, so grab a cup of coffee, click the link below and start listening to the team, and believing that God will use you, even if you don’t feel like it…

Worship Leading When You Don’t Feel Like It

This special podcast will really encourage you in your walk with the Lord, and help you to realise that regardless of how you feel you are anointed to be a praise and worship Leader.

Coming up we are going to have some huge changes in our website, and will be launching an Academy especially designed to train worship leaders from the ground up to help them become everything that they can be in the Lord.

So if you want to get specialised training in the Ministry of praise and worship leading, then you have come to the right place and over the next few weeks we hope to roll out our brand-new Academy.

Email us with any ideas or suggestions, and we look forward to hearing from you as you some of the Lord in this great Ministry of praise and worship leading!

How to Lead Praise and Worship Despite your Feelings

As a worship leader, one of the hardest things to do is to learn how to lead praise and worship when you are feeling down.  I know we read in the scriptures about Paul and Silas praising God in prison, but if you have had a tough week, a personal tragedy or struggle with depression it is entirely normal to struggle also with leading others closer to the Lord.

Yet if we really are servants we need to learn how to lead worship no matter how we feel, whether happy or sad, high or low, depressed or rejoicing.  Our calling is a noble one but it can also be a difficult one because most of us are emotional beings.

How to Lead Praise and Worship When You Are Empty

When you are on top of the world it is easier to lead your team forth in triumph.  However, if you are feeling low for any reason it is much harder, so it is important that we learn how to effectively lead praise and worship in those circumstances.

The most important thing to think about if you are feeling down is that, while we are weak, He is strong.  Real faith is there whether we have the feelings or not, so if we are empty and lifeless it is a real opportunity to let Christ shine through us.  As John said, “He must become greater, I must become less.” (John 3:30)

When we lead our congregations at times we are so empty and we have nothing to offer.  It is here that we may discover a true secret to how we can really tap into the depths of our walk with the Lord and our worship of Him.

Leading When You Are Angry

how to lead praise and worshipSometimes we may simply be feeling angry, maybe at something that happened on the way to church or even with someone in the band, singers or sound.  In these circumstances we need to avoid feeling righteous, or even right, forgive and move on.  I use to have a sound guy who would explode minutes before every service, ruining the atmosphere and setting everyone on edge.  You cannot budget for these things, but you need to do all you can to address the situation with grace and love, then forgive and move on.  More is at stake here beyond your pride!

Worship Leading in Any Circumstances

If we are to become true servants of the Lord, the Pastor and our congregations, we need to be brave enough and humble enough to lay situations, feelings and hurts aside, and get on with the job of leading praise and worship.  This is part of our challenge, but also our joy!

If we want to be the best at what we do, we must not collapse under the weight of sadness, emptiness, anger or circumstances.  We must learn how to lead praise and worship by resting in His strength and allowing Him to lift us above the circumstances and feelings.