Bethel worship leader Steffany Gretzinger shares a powerful word for all the leaders.
Steffany Gretzinger is a singer-songwriter and a vocalist and worship leader. In a video on Christian influencer Craig Brown on his Instagram account, Steffany is sharing a powerful word for every leader in the Kingdom of God. She talked about our real calling, our calling in Jesus Christ.
“He is your calling. This [pointing to the stage] is not and it would never be. Even if you do this, it will be overflow. If this is your calling, you’ll go home empty every time and you’ll be mortified when you go to bed at night because He didn’t come. And you wonder where His presence was.”
As Christians, we often question the Lord’s calling and say things like, “You told me to do this, you called me to this, where were you?” But we don’t realize that our original and true calling is Jesus Christ. Our ultimate calling is not our leadership nor our platform, but our highest calling is to seek first the Kingdom of God.
“People like that walk away from the Gospel because they didn’t know Jesus. They wanted to do something great for Him and maybe it started in an innocent way. They did what they knew but they never knew better because they didn’t go here [pointing upwards]. They waited for the applause, the reception, they waited to look at a room to find out if they were doing the thing.”
When we seek God first and His Kingdom that overflows into our leadership. We are called to steward the people whom God places in our lives as the love of God that overflows from within us.
“That’s why we got stadiums filling where we have lots of energy but not high praise. And there’s not even any discernment anymore about the difference between the two. There’s a big difference between oil and adrenaline. But if you don’t know the difference, you don’t know the difference.”
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Reference: Instagram | Craig Brown
Header Image: Steffany Gretzinger [@steffanydawn]. Steffany Gretzinger. Instagram, June 1, 2023, https://www.instagram.com/steffanydawn/