Hi! It’s me, Jevon. I wanted to write something personal today. I wanted to write this because I remember being on worship teams and looking at the worship leader’s wife and wondering, “What in the world is she thinking? What is she about? What does she do all day? Is she connected with us? Now where did she get THAT outfit? She was fly last week too!” It may honestly just be me who goes around thinking so deeply about the people I serve under, but I doubt it. We all are pretty nosey about people’s lives, else reality TV wouldn’t be as popular as it is.
Now that I am a worship leader’s wife, I feel that I may have some insight into the innerworkings of the BETTER half. So in case you’re curious like me…
Here are 10 things to know about a worship leader’s wife.
1. Yes, she has an opinion about where the worship is going. She has many opinions about where the worship is going–the skill and heart of the team, how the church responds, how the pastor responds, and her husband’s leadership style. She works hard to keep it to herself, but will release it directly to whom it may concern, if appropriate, and in God’s time.
2. She is equally gifted (if not more so–oops, did I say that out loud?) as her husband. He just doesn’t have to take care of the kids as much or make dinner every night. LOL!
3. She is sold out and in support of her husband’s gift and may cut somebody if they try to quench his fire. Just saying. Watch out!
4. She is crazy in love with God.
5. She loves her family more than the trouble of ministry, but loves ministry too. An artful balance indeed.
6. She is very busy during the day–very busy working a full-time job or managing her domestic empire and fielding the concerns, comments, suggestions, requests, complaints, thoughts, or praises that may come across the wire. She barely sits down–physically or mentally.
7. She cares very much about the worship team and the church she serves and prays for them all regularly.
8. She knows when people are talking about her. Oh, but no, she doesn’t care. Sorry. She just can’t take it personally because she is fully aware that the glorification of God is bigger than she and the talking heads. She still loves them and wants to see God’s best for them. (Word of advice: They should probably go to her if they have issues rather than resorting to gossip. It’s a divisive sin, and God hates disunity in His body. How can true worship flow in that environment? Same team, people!)
9. She is level-headed and smart. Many times, she is the problem solver, communication expert, administrative assistant, and PR professional that helps her husband appear as neat and tucked in as he presents himself at rehearsals or on stage Sunday morning. Oh, what? He doesn’t look all that good? Trust me. It could be worse. 🙂
10. She is a woman, a wife, a mother, a sister, a friend, a leader, a teacher, a student, a musician, a singer, a voice of wisdom, carries a makeup case full of resources, and is specially anointed to be right where she is.
How did I do, ladies? Does this sum you up? What did I miss? I’d love to hear any funny stories or comments.