The key to any gospel minister is to take the time to know Him, listen to Him and follow His direction. You must know whom you are working for and what He want you to do, but is very sad that some of us have a wrong theology, and your theology is your foundation and if you do not have a solid foundation there is nothing you can build on it that will stand, once you have a wrong theology about God whatever you produce will be wrong also, because God has no business of entertaining the world. How deep is knowledge with God, did God know you, if yes did you follow his purpose for your life.
I want you to know that God is still more interested in our heart for Him than in technical ability, making yourself a star will help you to fade out but if you have Him as light in your life and you agree yourself as light then you will last longer, while you lack technical expertise if your heart is truly after Him you can be light years ahead of everyone else spiritually.
Secondly, you need the Holy Spirit and His power, How many gospel musician are fill with the Spirit of the Living God not their skill and their talent?, human wisdom is limited when it’s come to the things of the Spirit (Act8:26), we need to recognize the place and the role of the Holy Spirit in our ministerial journey, Without the Holy Ghost we are all entertainers whether you are a preacher or a singer, because the Holy Spirit make the difference from gospel ministry and the gospel industry, it’s the Holy Ghost that makes you qualifies to minister in any capacity, He doesn’t work outside He work inside so that you can work outside. How come when we sing people clap but when David sang king Saul did not clap but evil spirit left him, David did not entertain before the king Saul but he minister and this make the evil spirit in the life of King Saul to leave him because of the anointing of God in his life, he did not praise the king because he understood that there are entertainers in the palace and they could not do anything to the king’s situation, but he praise the King of kings and the Lord of lords, what would you do if you have the opportunity to stand before the king or your president?.
We need God’s anointing for the work of the singing ministry that we are doing, the anointing to preach good tidings through music unto the meek, in proclaiming to liberty to the captives, the opening of the prison to them that are bound, to give unto the people beauty for ashes, oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Isa 61:1-3, another one is you need the Holy Spirit for God’s direction, God’s direction is very important in the life anyone that believe in Christ Jesus because we are incapable of directing our own way, where to minister and where not to minister, what to say and how to say it, we are controlled and moved by the Spirit of the Living God, the scripture says “For as many as are led by the spirit of God, they are the sons of God” Rom 8:14