This question really hits home when you attend funerals. You look around at how many people came to pay tribute. You listen to the stories of how lives were forever changed. As a worship leader, do you ever ask yourself what kind of legacy you’re leaving? How are you investing in the people you serve? Does your family see one person on stage and another at home? How’s your integrity; your loyalty; your leadership?
It is so important for us worship leaders to keep this front and center in our minds; not as a prideful thing, but as a God honoring thing. Too many times we allow the fruit of the spirit to take a backseat to our own agendas as well as compare ourselves to others.
There is something so beautiful to experience when going to a funeral for someone who lived out a life for Jesus. Their legacy doesn’t stop when they pass away, it outlives them many times forward. It can even cross the generational divide. We need to be “legacy- minded” worship leaders. It keeps us from focusing inward and drives us out-word towards others.
Being a “lime-light” worship leader can only bring superficial satisfaction, but being a “legacy-minded” worship leader will bring long-lasting fulfillment and love.
How do you want your eulogy to read? Who would you like to see at your memorial service? What would people say about your character? Do you want everything to point to your achievements and accolades? Or, would you rather the stories told about you and the memories shared end up pointing other to Jesus?
What legacy are you leaving?