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.