Anyone who has been involved with leading worship through music has experienced the Music Monster. It has many, many faces: the struggle with pride, the sin of preferences, the temptation of fame and recognition, the tension of making art that is creative and God centered, the consuming power of music to musicians, etc, etc, etc… If you are truly seeking God then you know about the struggle to keep your heart and mind on Him while keeping your craft in healthy submission.
This isn’t a post about how to defeat that.
This is more of an admission that I have been failing and focusing on my creation more than the creator. I have been writing a lot of songs lately and preparing for a new Album that I believe God wants me to make, but as I have been spending lots of time on it, I realized I haven’t been as focused on God personally. It’s easy to get carried away and even listen to a sermon and forget to pick up the bible and read for ourselves isn’t it? That’s like reading a map or just getting directions and acting like I actually walked down the street and experienced it for myself.
It’s time to put down the map and the busyness and go for a walk with God.