Have you met a worship leader who’s been bitten by the ambition bug?
Not the positive ambition of looking forward to the fulfillment of God’s promises or furthering of God’s Kingdom, I am talking the other kind – soaked in the flesh.
Here are 14 signs of a Superstar Wannabe:
- You think the Pastor is not listening to the Holy Spirit when he does not agree to budget for multi-colored lights and smoke machines.
- You changed your Church 7 times in the last 3 years as your “God-given” ministry of becoming the hottest worship leader / songwriter did not find the best of support.
- You experience constant frustration and other related emotions every day as record labels haven’t discovered you yet – despite sending them demo recordings of your awesome songs.
- You hear the voice of the Holy Spirit frequently telling you that the next song you write will be bigger than “How Great is Our God”.
- You don’t believe there’s any real difference between ‘worship’ and ‘music.’
- You believe that writing the next big Christian hit song is more important than serving your local church.
- You spend more time sending demo recordings to recording labels than in personal prayer/Bible reading/worship team rehearsals/planning.
- You believe that worshiping in Truth and Spirit = playing the latest hip song you heard on Christian radio yesterday.
- You believe that people who give you feedback on your songs or worship sessions are sent by the enemy and they will probably end up in hell.
- You believe that real worship is not possible without using a capo and cut-capo simultaneously on your guitar.
- You can’t understand why your Pastor is not willing to give a makeover for your Church to look and sound like Hillsong.
- You believe worship is not complete without young ‘worshipers’ in front of the stage with clenched fists up in the air, moshing and cheering.
- You alone seem to know just the right tweaks in lyrics/melody to improve every song in Top-25 lists published by CCLI.
- You attend worship conferences/seminars by popular songwriters/worship leaders only for a chance to get your songs heard by them and not to learn from them and improve your self/ministry.
The motive for what we do should be pure, especially in God’s eyes, otherwise it’s all in vain.
Have you spotted any other signs of a superstar wannabe?
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