279- Feeling Down? Let Us Encourage You…

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Feeling down? This is a common thing among worship leaders, so you are not alone!

This podcast will be dealing with the whole issue of feeling down, and how you can raise your spirits. Feeling down as a worship leader is not a unique experience, as the guys share in this episode.

So why are you feeling down? It might be because your worship leading has fallen short, it might be because of internal conflicts within the worship team or it could be something completely unrelated, like conflict at home or work.

Maybe you’re just going through a hard time in an area of your life that is affecting your ministry. Whatever the cause, you need to recognise that how you feel has no bearing on God’s plans for your life.

Many times we feel down although after a great success, which is exactly what happened to Elijah after the victory on Mount Carmel. (1 Kings 18-19). From such a great high, he feels so low he wanted to die, and sometimes worship leaders can feel that way… Frequently.

And like Elijah, many times we will fill especially low after we’ve had a great success. If we rely on our feelings, our life will be up and down continuously, so we have to look beyond our feelings at what God says about us, take our eyes off our circumstances and place them firmly on the Lord.

To quote an old song, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full and His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.”

So as you listen to this podcast today, pause to reflect on the goodness of God in your life, the calling that he has for you as a worship leader and train yourself to look up rather than look down, look to him rather than to be overwhelmed by your circumstances.

So we decided to put the special pod cast together for you to encourage you, bless you and remind you that God has a plan and purpose for your life, regardless of how you feel.

If you are feeling down, we hope that this podcast will cheer you up and give you great hope for the future!

222- Do you Feel Like Giving Up Worship Leading?

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Do you feel like giving up as a worship leader? if you do then this podcast is especially for you.

So Do you Feel Like Giving Up Worship Leading?

We all feel like giving up worship leading at times. Maybe you have been criticised, hurt, let down or just don’t feel close to the Lord.  The reason is not the issue, it’s the discouragement, isn’t it.

The team share about times they have struggled, and how they overcame to continue in their ministries. A not to be missed podcast…


And don’t forget, we have a ton of great and encouraging material over at the worship leader academy, and we have a free training podcast right now available for you.  So don’t give up, even if you feel like giving up worship leading right now.  The best is yet to come!

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!

Worship Devotions- Feeling Downcast?

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feeling downcastPsalm 42:11
Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God.

Feeling downcast at some time is a fact of life.  Nobody can be on top, feeling great and full of joy 100% of the time.  Everyone faces times of pain, despair and doubt, and these can make you feel downcast, and disturbed or disquieted.

If you are feeling downcast right now, there are a few things you need to recognize.

Firstly, it is a feeling.  You are FEELING downcast, and you cannot rely on how you feel, because this changes from day to day.  You might FEEL great if your football team wins, or FEEL sad if they lose.  You might FEEL great after a wonderful worship time, or FEEL bad if it is a bit of a flop.  Learn to separate fact from feeling, and it you feel downcast, know that your God loves you and will never cast you away!

Second, read the verse again, because when you look beyond the downcast bit, the answer to your situation is right here in the verse!  Put your hope in the Lord, and praise Him.  So if you are down, praise is the antidote to the problem.  As a worship leader, you of all people should recognize the power of praise and worship in a situation where you are feeling downcast.

So start singing!  In the car on your way to work, in the shower, wherever you are, praise is the antidote to feeling downcast, and as you begin to sing the praises of the One who loves you and gave His life for you, you will begin to turn the day around and see things differently.  Don’t be a slave to your feelings, be the worshipper you were called to be, and be that person all day long!

Worship is not something reserved for the stage, it needs to be a part of your life every moment of every day, regardless of how you feel!  Start praising and hoping in the Lord who loves you, and you will have no room for feeling downcast!

Worship Leader Podcast 98- Overcoming Dry Spells

Worship Leader PodcastIf you are going through a dry spell, this worship leader podcast is going to bless you.  Packed with genuine sharing from the heart, a few giggles and a whole heap of helpful advice, the pod team set out to deal with something we all face sooner or later… dry spells.


So what do we mean by dry spells?  We are not referring to sin, persecution or personal tragedy.  We are targeting those periods where you may not have changed very much, but it seems like you are just going through the motions, and things are just dry, crusty and discouraging.  trust me, if you are a worship leader, you are going to face times like these, and you need to be equipped to handle them and even turn them around to greater success in your ministry!

Psalm 66:1 says, “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”  If you feel like this right now, then grab a cup of coffee and get refreshed with the worship leader podcast team now!

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