TAKE THE WIN

I talk a lot about the "hard work" of being a worship leader. It's a challenging job, but it's not without its rewards. The longer you do the job, the more success you'll likely have because you're learning - you're getting better.

That's why you should TAKE THE WIN.

Most of you have a WIN at least once a year, and a lot of you have way more than that! But I've noticed that we don't have very long memories for that sort of thing. Most of us are go-getters. We've always got a new idea or some new thing we want to try. And because we're always looking forward, we sometimes forget the importance of past wins.

I talk to a lot of worship leaders who seem constantly frustrated - successful, talented WLs who are perpetually discontent. And most of the time, the discontent is happening because some thing - some new thing they're trying - isn't working. Maybe they want to upgrade the FOH board or switch to different mics for the drums or they want to change up a service or take over some worship-adjacent ministry event and they can't get traction. Either the leadership or the people aren't feeling it and the WL can't understand why.

What's sad is that many of those worship leaders had gigantic successes that same year but haven't taken the time to be grateful for it. They've moved on so quickly to the next new idea that they've forgotten they did something awesome.

We should work hard and we should try new things, but don't forget to acknowledge God and to thank your leadership when you succeed. Not only is it good for your soul, but it also helps you in the job itself. Taking a season to rest and celebrate what God's done protects you from becoming power-hungry. Your co-workers will appreciate that you know when to step back and let someone else shine.

If you're fortunate enough to get a "win," ENJOY IT.