A mistake some worship leaders make is to mainly focus on how to minister to God’s people instead of focusing on how to lead God’s people into His presence and let the Holy Spirit minister to them.
Because of this misled desire to focus primarily on ministering to God’s people, these worship leaders include many songs in their sets that focus on how much God has done for “me”, how much He loves “me”, how much He treasures “me” and how good He is to “me”.
I’m not saying that we should not include the “God loves me” songs. But when that becomes the main focus of our worship, when this theme dominates the worship set, we are basically just ministering to people and offering people comfort. Well, it’s ok to do that as long as you don’t call it worship because it’s no longer all about Him, it has become all about me!
The goal of a worship leader is to lead God’s people to worship God (express our love for Him, express gratitude, desire to surrender our lives to Him, to follow Him and to obey Him, magnify Him, hunger for more of Him in our lives). And we are to lead people into God’s holy presence and let Him minister to them. When He speaks to them, lives are forever changed.
Think about the prophet Isaiah, he was completely transformed when He entered God’s presence and heard God speak. Think of the psalmist in Ps.73 who said in v.16-17, “But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task, until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end.“ When we encounter God in that holy place, we hear Him and we leave with God’s perspective of our situations. Circumstances may not change immediately, but we have been changed!
Rev.5:12 “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”