Your life is not about you contrary to popular belief. Life is not about making yourself known. Life is about God because life belongs to God (Psalm 24:1). Rather than working to make yourself known, work to make him known. This is the primary role of my job as a worship leader. Pointing people to God. Not myself. John is an example to me... and is an example for all of us.
Consider John's beginnings. He is the son of a priest... a respected man among his community. John's father and mother were without children. His mom had been barren. Late in their years, God gives them a child... John. He is a miraculous gift. A gift who is ties in time to thee gift to the world... Jesus himself. John and Jesus are cousins by birth. John has a rather incredible start to life. A start which he could easily claim to propel himself. A start which he could have easily made himself known.
Instead he points to Jesus and God the Father. In the process he becomes known. Not because of elevating himself, but by elevating God. Then, after he baptizes Jesus, the crowds which had followed John diminished and began following Jesus. Here's how it plays out...
Now a discussion arose between some of John's disciples and a Jew over purification. And they came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness - look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him." John answered, "A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven. You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, 'I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.' The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:25-30)
My job as a worship leader, and yes, even a believer, is to make Jesus known. Not myself. I count it as a joy to point people to the bridegroom. I am very happy to stand aside and simply hear his voice calling others. In that my joy is complete. Just like John's. He must increase. I must decrease.
I ask you... are you seeing Jesus increase in your life? Are you pointing others to hear his voice and not your own? Are you seeing him increase? Are you seeing yourself decrease?
Everything belongs to the Lord. Make him known. That is an act of worship.
worship Him 24/7...