I get tired of headlines that say, “How a One-Legged Man Won the 100 Meter Dash and So Can You,” and other such ridiculous stories. Usually they end up trying to sell you something. The title should be more like “Why You Should Let Me Sell You Something You Don’t Need.”
So in the interest of truth in advertising, I decided I would tell you why you shouldn’t read this blog.
- Because I have it all together. Definitely not. I am as broken as the next guy.
- Because you need a quick fix. There is no such thing as a quick fix. As one person from copyblogger said, “Shortcuts are always the longest.”
- Because I am the best at what I do. No, you can probably find quite a few people who are better at this than I am.
- Because your mother told you to. Um, yeah, this is not a good reason, unless your mother is a personal friend of mine. In that case, maybe.
On the other hand, here are some reasons why I would hope you and others would read this blog.
- You need encouragement. We live in a very negative world. The media always seems to be looking for the next shooting or scandal. I want to be a place where you can find something positive to chew on.
- You want to become a better worship leader and musician. I want you to avoid pitfalls that I have conveniently found for you. I am also passionate about worship, worship leadership, and music, and I will give you everything I’ve got in the hopes of helping you get a step ahead.
- You are a new leader. This blog is definitely for you. I remember stepping into my first full time worship leadership job and discovering over time how green I was. I needed some place to go to get my questions answered. Fortunately God provided a friend or two on staff to support me. If I don’t have the answer I will find it, because I want you to have the support I would have wanted.
- You need to be reminded that God is faithful. He is. I can promise you that, and I will continue to remind you. I know this by experience.
- You need to know that good things can come out of failure. As Seth Godin says, failure and being a failure are two different things. God uses our failures and mistakes to help us grow. I know. Going through a divorce was the most difficult thing in my life, but it probably has been the best growth experience I have ever had.
So now you know.
And I hope you stick around and invite your friends to read this blog for all the right reasons.