All right, so I quit the choir last Wednesday night. And let me tell you, it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long while.
It all started a few weeks ago, when I had a headcold and decided to sit in the pews on Sunday morning with the rest of the congregation. Like a bolt of lightning, I was blessed beyond words. By (unintentionally) taking myself out of the service, I was returned to the heart of true worship. As God so powerfully, and mercifully, reminded me, worship isn’t remotely about us: it’s entirely about glorifying Him.
Making the break was (surprisingly?) easy. It was perfectly clear to me that I was doing exactly what God desired for me. And it more strongly convinced me that any thing we do—any commitment we make (everywhere, but especially to church)—should only serve as our worship to God. We should never do anything out of a sense of obligation. This realization is both freeing and humbling: God only desires for us to glorify (worship) Him, and there are plenty of other people with our “irreplacable” talent or dedication.
Well, now that I’ve made my own bed, I’ll have to lie in it— especially as my youth leadership enters its final phases. May the freeing and humbling Lord continue in His faithfulness and grace to prepare all of our hearts for the changes we will face.