Myths of Worship: Myth #1
Worship is about me
As a Worship Pastor, I have had to field this question alot: “Why do you
choose the songs you choose?”. Every worship leader deals with the same issue: how to
make sure you’re not choosing based on your preferences? One thing to remember is
that worship is not about you (it’s definitely not about me ). It’s about God.
Many of us have heard this quote:
Roman 12:1 (ESV) I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to
present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your
God should always be the focus of our worship but it goes much further than just looking to Him. It requires us to respond to Him in a complete surrender of body, soul, and spirit. After all, God is a spirit and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. When giving ourselves as a sacrifice, we abdicate any choice or personal preference. We simply submit ourselves to be used as God sees fit. We trust that He will do the best
with us and for us. When we do this, our direction of worship is sure and sound. A
byproduct of this is that there is a humble assurance that what comes to our mind (after
it passes the pride test) is truly what God intends to be done/said/ or sung.