A little background on why I am even bringing up my judgmental tendencies.
Every sunday night from 8-9ish Biola has what is called a Singspiration, or Spo I believe. From everything I have heard this is an awesome time of worship, and it was. I believe from the bottom of my heart that worship does not depend on the band, who is singing or anything besides myself and God.
But. And holy crap that is a big but.
I am a musician and a techie. I notice everything; the tone of the singer, the rhythm of the drummer and the ability of the guitarists. And with good bands and worship leaders I can usually tune the technical aspect of music out of my mind and focus on God, but mediocre bands or terrible bands really really distract me.
The sad thing? I know that I am doing it. I know when I am standing there singing and not worshipping and judging the people on stage.
Today I stood there and I listened to the drummer play. I thought to myself many things about his ability and his heart and something struck me. God does not care to what tune we worship, just that we do it. I hate that I do this. I hate that I can so easily be distracted from the worship of God by something so unimportant