This worship devotion really hits home, hence the “ouch” comment above…
Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
Self-promotion could be one of the greatest temptations you will face as a worship leader. You have a talent, you know (or at least think) you are good at it, and it can get very frustrating when others do not seem to have the same enthusiasm for your ministry that you do.
Don’t deny the feelings, folks, because we all have them at some time. You have a dream to be a great worship leader, and you pursue the dream. This is what the Lord wants, but there is a difference between self-promotion and God-promotion! Understanding this difference could be incredible for your ministry, which is why I am sharing this brief worship devotion.
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Unless the Lord builds the house, you are labouring in vain! Unless He promotes you, whatever you are doing is in vain, even right now in your current service for Him! If you secretly harbor thoughts of elevation before men, then chances are your motives are not exactly pure, but how can we fight such a basic instinct in our lives and ministry?
The antidote to self-promotion is servanthood. Forget about where you want to be as far as being famous and successful, and instead concentrate on serving, where ever you are, in whatever way you can. Trust me, if you concentrate on serving, and if being a faithful servant is the most important thing for you in your life and ministry, then you simply will not have time to think about promoting yourself.
And if you humbly serve the Lord, week after week, month after month and year after year, then your will starts to conform to His will for your life. He will promote you in due time (1 Peter 5:5-6), so don’t give up and don’t keep telling people how great you are, just serve with all your heart, and let God take care of the promotion stuff!
There are more worship devotion articles coming up, so stay tuned!