You played great. Somebody said so. Now what?
Stop me if this sounds familiar. You’re packing up your gear after a Sunday gathering, and someone comes up and says something like “That was awesome” or “You were really shredding those keys today.” It can take you off guard. You didn’t join the worship team for attention so how should you respond when you get it?
It’s not you. It’s God, right?
Wrong-ish. God has given You His best and you’ve responded with yours, but it is still your best. God may use your playing in powerful ways and you may be responding to the Holy Spirit, but there’s still plenty of you in whatever you’re doing. Imagine if God took a guitar solo on Sunday morning. Do you really think it would be a match to yours?
Here’s the thing: that person who compliments you isn’t saying that you’re so awesome they couldn’t focus on God. They are telling you that your hard work and practice time made their experience better. They are appreciating you. The correct response to a compliment like that? Try “Thank you”. It works everytime.