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What If I don't Feel It

Praise the Lord.
How good it is to sing praises to our God,
how pleasant and fitting to praise him!
~Psalm 147:1~

For those of you out there that lead worship on a regular basis, would you be with me if I said that I don’t always have that feeling of joy, excitement, and passion every time I walked onto the stage? Would you be able to relate to someone saying that there are some weeks that they would rather still be in bed, or at least more behind the scenes than in the spotlight?

For me, I find that there are lots of things that can make me feel this way.
I stayed up too late on Saturday night … I had a busy week at work … I’m not looking forward to an important meeting I have after church … I’ve had too much coffee and now I have to go to the bathroom.
Or maybe it’s because something is laying heavy on my heart. A situation or reality of life that is much bigger than an easy solution. For any one of us, it could be anything. One that I can relate to is the suffering of a family member with cancer.

How can I walk out onto stage to lead worship when thoughts of doubt, frustration, pain, or confusion are very much present on my mind and heart?

HOLD UP A SECOND …

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