Taking your worship team to the next level in skill development and spiritual growth is a worthwhile and achievable goal, but you’re not going to get there overnight.

It’s a process and that process starts with you.

It’s nearly impossible to lead people somewhere that you haven’t first gone yourself. You might be able to do it for a few months or maybe even lead on fumes for a year or two, but if you want to lead and lead well for the long haul (and actually enjoy your life in the process), you have to make sure that your own foundation is strong.

Your job as a worship leader, or any other occupation you have, is secondary to your first and primary calling – to be a lover of God. Click To Tweet

It’s all about you and Jesus.

No amount of leadership skill, enthusiasm, or human effort can take the place of an intimate ongoing relationship with Jesus. If all you did for someone you love was perform acts of service, your love would eventually fizzle out. No matter how faithful you are in doing deeds for someone, you need a relationship with that person in order to go the distance.

Your job as a worship leader, or any other occupation you have, is secondary to your first and primary calling – to be a lover of God.

No amount of leadership skill, enthusiasm, or human effort can take the place of an intimate ongoing relationship with Jesus. Click To Tweet

Your secret life with God is where it all starts. When I lose sight of this, it doesn’t take long for my heart to begin to feel the effects and realize that I’ve gotten off course. Your role in the equation is simple: make time to talk to God in the secret place. This doesn’t have to be a private room or even a quiet space. The secret place is that space inside you where no one else can see. You can be on a subway or city street with hundreds of people passing by and still be talking to God and encountering His heart.

Are you feeling tired or lukewarm? 

If you’re feeling tired or lukewarm, you’re in prime position for God to move in your life. Psalm 51 tells us that God is not looking for our perfection or some amazing sacrifice to earn His love; it says that all God is looking for is a broken and a contrite heart. My interpretation of that verse is that all God is looking for is my weak ‘yes.’

No matter how weak it may feel, take the simplicity of your ‘yes’ to Him today.

The secret place is that space inside you where no one else can see. You can be on a subway or city street with hundreds of people passing by and still be talking to God and encountering His heart for you. Click To Tweet

Huge thanks to my friend Jordan Vanderplate for letting me use this photo of Lochailort, Scotland. Check out more of his work here.


I’m Justin Rizzo. I’m a 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.









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