As a worship leader, you’re leading people on a monthly, weekly, and sometimes even daily basis.

That’s quite the leadership commitment.

In the spiritual sense, your leadership position is like a fence that God has placed around you. In His wisdom, He purposely has you hedged in by certain parameters to protect you and help you grow. Click To Tweet

Many times, leading my team gives me deep joy because I get to run with some pretty amazing people. But other times, one of the last things I want to do is go lead my team again.

I think of leadership and its commitments like a fence that God has built around me. Fences serve a variety of practical purposes. They protect. They provide privacy. They keep wanted things in and unwanted things out.

Many times, leading my team gives me deep joy, but other times, one of the last things I want to do is go lead my team again. Click To Tweet

In the spiritual sense, your leadership position is like a fence that God has placed around you. In His wisdom, He purposely has you hedged in by certain parameters to protect you and help you grow.

Maybe you’re not really excited about your “yard” right now. Maybe you’re trying to figure out a way to hop over (or knockdown) your fence and be done with its restrictions. Maybe you want to experience the “world beyond” in your own timing and on your own terms.

There are seasons where saying yes and trusting God’s leadership in our lives is a challenge. But know this: God loves you deeply and is radically committed to your success. Click To Tweet

There are seasons where saying yes and trusting God’s leadership in our lives is a challenge. But know this: God loves you deeply and is radically committed to your success (Acts 20:24, 1 Cor. 9:24-26, 1 Tim. 6:12, 2 Tim. 4:7).

If you keep saying yes and trusting that the fences that He places are for your good, I believe that He will show you how to find life within your plot of ground and how to nurture the soil so that it changes from a hardened clay into a fertile, fruit-producing land.

How is the tending of your plot of ground going?

Huge thanks to my friend Jordan Vanderplate for letting me use this photo of Eilean Donan Castle in Dornie, Scotland. Check out more of his work here.


I'm Justin Rizzo - worship leader, songwriter and recording artist. I want to help you achieve your highest potential and walk out with confidence everything you've been made for.

6 comments

  1. Nancy Green

    Thank you Justin,

    I’m leading a huge project with a deadline of April 28th right now and it is not coming together as quickly and easily as I wish it would. Just before I saw your email update, I sent an email update to my team. Along with the details of the project, I shared with them that I was feeling “over-whelmed & under-equipped.” But I also told them that God woke me up this morning with a reminder about being in a very similar situation years ago and how he provided then. Implying to me that he will do it this time. And now, your blog.

    He is clearly – like a light house and fog horn – encouraging me this morning. He’s got this! Not just my “THIS”, but YOUR “THIS” too. He’s good like that.

    Thanks for the re-reminder!
    -Nancy

  2. Another home run bro.
    I discovered after 30+ years of playing lead guitar, on 3 different worship teams, for 6- 8 years at a time, the “fences” allowed me to aquire more and more musical skill, dexterity, and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, but the best fruit of all was just being found faithful to the Lord in my assignment.
    Thank you Justin!

    1. Justin Rizzo

      Love this thought, Dan! Thanks for your comment and for your faithfulness these many years.

  3. Thank you for posting this..

    It is very encouraging and helpful!!!

    Bless you!!!