With the whole music situation, which as you will see it wasn’t all bad, I learned some important lessons:
- The process of becoming a leader does not happen by people getting what they want right off the bat. Whoever doesn’t go through this process becomes a monster in the church who gives everyone else a hard time (something that could have been prevented with a good mentor).
- My church has shown that they have no ability to form leaders, only monsters. Shame, because my church isn’t capable of developing people and using it’s resources efficiently.
- For a musicians, the process of becoming a musician is to start playing a non-essential instrument and absorbing the good things that are to learn from the environment. When God determines that you are proven ready, the promotion will come. That takes years, though.
- God will not promote anyone to a position that is already taken if the person who is in that position isn’t promoted to something greater (where they will be more efficient).
- People should, at some point, realize the benefits of going through hardships; of the lessons and the character that is gained in the process.
- Being taken under someone’s wing (at least in my church) is a privilege. For someone that cannot become a leader without constant direction, it is a must. For someone that is more independent, the mentor idea seems to not be necessary at all but it is important to make process more efficient.
- Talking makes things more complicated, but if I see that something is wrong and no one does anything about it I shouldn’t wait for it to become worse to speak up.