Yesterday I had a great conversation with Echo 2012 worship leader Jon Abel. If you weren’t with us in 2010, or if you’re not familiar with Jon through some other means, let me just say you’re in for a treat. At the risk of gushing, Mr. Abel is the kind of musician (and person) who possesses wisdom, heart, and skill. He’s also an artist at heart, so he’s perfect for Echo.
Jon and I talked about his story for a minute yesterday, and it seemed like a good idea to share it with you. Whatever your particular area of talent or giftedness, this video is for you:
I love the way Jon’s experience taught him to see our tendency to connect our ability and our identity. When we do that, we can find temporary comfort in leading from a position of strength. But as Jon learned, eventually we must accept the inevitability of leading from weakness and the reality of how this points others to Christ.
Jon’s instrument of choice is a guitar, but for you it might be a pen or a camera or Photoshop. Mine is probably a word processor (lame!). Whatever the case, I hope you take Jon’s words to heart: “The instrument He cares most about is my heart.”
Good words. From the entire Echo team — we want you hear that message as you gear up for this year’s conference.
Scott McClellan is the Editor of Echo Hub and the Director of Echo Conference. You can follow him on Twitter: @scottmcclellan.