Negative opinions are something we all need to face at some time or other, and especially when you are in the public eye.
You Can Be Positive about Negative Opinions!
As a worship leader, you can be positive about negative opinions. I mean, opinions are like noses… everybody has one, and most of them smell!
However, if you simply ignore every opinion, you are making yourself a dictator, so there has to be a way you can process what has been said about you and your ministry, while at the same time protecting yourself from the attacks that come your way.
This 12 minutes for worship leaders podcast is about how you can be open, listening to the Lord and to others, how you can be seen to be approachable and authentic, but how you can also surround yourself with the protection you need to be insured against discouragement and fear that negative opinions inevitably bring.
And those opinions can cut like a knife. I have seen many worship leaders destroyed by stinging, often unloving words directed at them from members of the congregation, from fellow band members and from pastors and leaders in the church. Part of what we discuss here is about not letting the dissenters be the deciders, and not letting criticism, whether valid or not, ruin your career in worship, and your life in general!
We explore how you can gather a team around you, to be honest with you when needed, and be supportive of you at all times. Facing these opinions is not a journey you should embark upon alone!
So worship leaders need to recognise that we are targets for negative opinions, and that’s why Darin and Erick are keen to share their more positive opinions on how you can deal with these criticisms. Listen to this, it could protect you from a lifetime of hard knocks and pain…