Chris, a long-time worshipdrummer on the team, is upset. He can’t believe that Jimmy, the other worshipdrummer at church, is scheduled two out of the four Sundays in the month. As a result, Chris decides to share his heart with the worship director. In doing so he demands that it’s his right to play more than Jimmy since after all, he’s a better drummer than Jimmy.
Jimmy, a newer worshipdrummer on the team, is grateful. He can’t believe that he’s scheduled two out of the four Sundays in the month. As a result, Jimmy decides to share his excitement with the worship director. In doing so he humbly appreciates the opportunity to play and counts it a privilege.
Are you a Chris or a Jimmy?
I tell you the truth, I’d rather have a less-experienced drummer who counts it a privilege to play vs a seasoned drummer who thinks he has the right to play!
We need to learn to checkout our attitudes at the door and remember that ministry is never a right that we have but always a privilege that is afforded to us!