Have you ever wondered why we do some of the things we do in worship-leading? Why do we make those specific hand gestures? Why did we choose to have a dance break? Why did we get stuck in a rut and think only one style of music would please God?
Let’s take a step back and evaluate why we do things the way we do. Ask yourself if you’re being pressured by people in the congregation. Ask yourself if you do something because it’s societally- or culturally-current. Ask yourself if you’re choosing to do something or sing a particular song because it creates an emotional response.
Ask yourself this hard question: “Did I start to do that because another, larger church has done it that way?”
The two most important questions in your evaluation should be:
- Why are we doing this?
- What will please God?
The only way you’ll know the answer to the second question is if you know God and have read His Word that is written to you. His Word tells you what pleases Him in praise and worship.
Are we trying to please people or are we pleasing God? Ultimately, it should be praise of God and worship of and to Him.