Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pride comes Before the Fall-Your Not A Rock Star

Pride is what makes a worship leader and worship team desire to be  "rock stars" (of course who wouldn't feel like a rock star in churches all over America with there fancy lighting,concert like stages, and fog machines, but that's for another a blog). These people are so caught up in how they look and how they sound instead of honoring God with their worship.  Pride yells at the sound man because you cant hear yourself. Pride strolls in 20 minutes after practice has started. Pride says I am better than you cause I am up on stage playing some pretty rift . I have heard stories about people on worship teams who are so caught up in showcasing there talents and the music that if someone were to try and get in the way of there dreams to be a christian "rock star" watch out. One minute there singing songs about the creator and the next treating there Spouses and kids like crap. All for the sake of being seen and noticed for there talent. its like Christ said 'This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me"(matther 15:8)

 Worship teams check yourselves. Do not let the praise of men be your downfall. Paul said in Galations 1:10, " For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ." The only way to live is to abide in Christ. John 15 "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned."  We can do nothing apart from Christ. So all this pride on church worship teams  is just garbage. We need to be like Christ "who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant,being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."(Phil 2:6-9)

 So cut the wannabe christian celebrity rock star act, its overrated and lame. Its all about Christ and has always been all about Christ. Eat some humble pie and realize that without God we cant even wake up in the morning or better yet step onto any stage to play or sing. 

James 4:6 

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:"God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 

Let him who boasts boast in the Lord. For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 

Colossians 3:12 

Ephesians 4:2

2 Corinthians 10:17-18

Romans 12:3

Matthew 23:12 
By Vilmaris Conigliaro


  1. Vilmaris,

    Thank you for sharing this. Worshipers needs to know this and is so sad when you go to a church and you only see a performance or show. Hopefully this voice goes out.

    Joanna Villanueva

    1. Thanks for the support
      I'll will be checking out your website as soon as I finish this reply :)
      God bless