Signs You Aren’t a Confident Worship Leader

Will Doggett lists practical steps to build confidence.

1. Recognize Whose You Are
We are a child of God. Before we get to “what we do” we have to recognize “who we are”. Before we get there, we have to realize “whose we are”. We are God’s.

Galatians 3:26 says “for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.”

I love what Ephesians 2:10 says we are: “God’s Masterpiece” or “God’s handiwork”. I heard a preacher once very eloquently say, “God doesn’t make crap”. Remind yourself of that. This isn’t an attempt at self-help. If needed, read what Galatians and Ephesians says we once were. But we have to find our security and confidence first in Whose we are—God’s. Before you’re a worship leader, you’re “God’s masterpiece”.

2. Recognize Who You Are
God has created each of us with unique skills, talents, and personalities. Knowing who you are is an important part of thriving as a creative and being a confident worship leader. You may not be a great vocalist, but there’s something unique you can bring. Don’t compare yourself with someone else and what they have. They’re in a different place on their journey than you are. They’ve been at it longer than you have. You have a unique perspective and a unique perspective that you can bring to your church. Your people need to hear from you, not a Chris Tomlin knock-off. Your people need to hear your story. So recognize who you are.

3. Recognize You Aren’t What You Do
Your worth is not found in what you do. Who you are isn’t found in what you do. Your worth is found in Christ. Your worth is found in your relationship with Him. What you do is a result of the talents, skills, and unique perspective that God has given you. You may be known because of your skill or what you do, but that doesn’t define you. If it doesn’t define you, you can admit someone else is better than you. If it doesn’t define you, you don’t have to kill yourself to be the best. Yes, do your best, unto God—for God and not because you have to be the best.

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