Last night, we taught our Worship Leader Development class. The topic was monitor mixes. We were just helping young worship leaders know how to build a good monitor mix with in-ears or floor monitors, how to professionally run a sound check, and how to treat your sound engineer. I was surprised that with all the tips I offered about small details, my main point was this: You need to build a monitor mix that will help you to do the best job of leading worship. The main point wasn’t in the details. The details were ways to accomplish the main point. And the main point was that mixes are different for everyone; you need to find what works for you. Your job isn’t to hear everything; your job is to lead worship. What will help you do that?
This morning, I was still thinking about that and realized it applied more to the Christian life than to monitor mixes. We often try to obey God in the midst of the chaos of our lives. Rather than building a life that will help us do the best job of obeying God. We try to be strong enough in a hard situation, rather than changing the situation. Admittedly, you can’t always do that. But many times you can. We find ourselves in the midst of our structured, full lives trying to make Jesus our number one priority, rather than stopping, taking apart our lives, and rebuilding them, structured around Christ and His priority.
What can you do in your life today to help yourself be obedient? What can you take apart and rebuild? What can you take out completely? What pieces of a life help you be more like Christ? I am going to be asking myself these questions today, too. I hope you will respond with some of your ideas. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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You said. “Your job isn’t to hear everything; your job is to lead worship.” That translates to me as “My job isn’t to know every detail of my life, the whys and whens; my job is to move forward with the clarity I’ve been given, trust God with the details I can’t see, and worship with joyful abandon.” I like to plan for every contingency, but sometimes it is best to stop striving, give up control, and rest. That’s often when I’m most amazed by His care and provision.
I second that Brenda Branson
on the subject of monitor mixes the worship leader at my church has an ad-version to any bass it’s like I can take it out but you might miss something you need to hear. and in life you try and turn down a certain frequency you might miss something that God is trying to tell you or hear what He is trying to tell you the wrong way.