April 24, 2013

Worship Wednesday: "Steal My Show" by TobyMac

Last week, I was asked to sing a song with the choir at church.

I love singing. I do. But I'll admit, there are times it's easier to worship than others. I love the song we sang, but was all nervous about the timing of my entrance. Worried I'd confuse the lyrics.

Bottom line: I was focused on me.

On how I would appear to the crowd.

On whether I would mess up.

If I looked at my heart, I knew that ultimately, what I wanted was for people listening to hear GOD. To hear the lyrics and have hope. To forget about me and focus on Him.

But I had to get out of the way first.

Coincidentally -- NOT! -- the day before, I'd heard "Steal My Show" by TobyMac on the radio. It talks about how smoke and lights aren't enough to put on a good show. God needs to be there, and not just there, but at the very center.

So there I was backstage, and I literally prayed, "God, steal this show. Make it about you."

And instead of focusing on myself and worrying about messing up, He helped me focus on Him. On the hope I had in Him. And He helped me communicate that, much better than I could on my own.

Thing is, even if you're not a performer, chances are you worry about something.
  • Appearing to be the perfect mom.
  • Appearing to be the perfect writer.
  • Appearing to be the perfect wife.
  • Appearing to be ________.
What if, instead of worrying about all that, you were to ask God to come in and steal the show that is your life?

Take a listen to this awesome song and be encouraged. Let Him come in and steal the show.

TobyMac - Steal My Show (Official Lyric Video) from tobymac on GodTube.

Your Turn: How are you praying God steals the show in your life?

*Photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net


  1. Great post! And I'm a huge TobyMac fan. :) Especially with social media, it feels like we try to put on the mask of being perfect. But God uses our weaknesses and our strengths to reach people.

  2. I'm not an on-stage singer (well, except for in church when I get roped into singing with my sisters...they're the real singers...I just provide the necessary alto!) but I do feel like a need to perform so many times when it comes to writing and social media and speaking now and then. I try to stay genuine and stay myself, but at the end of the day, it's not even about that so much is it is about authentically trusting God to take over...to make sure he's the one shining. Loved this today, Linz!

  3. Lindsay, I love, and needed this reminder. I'm already feeling like a failure in the mom department today. But, I know God can fix what went wrong in my kiddo's heart this morning. He can steal the show for the rest of the day as I listen to how he wants me to spend time.

    With God's help, I'm leaving behind the people-pleasing clothing I wore so many years, and I've come to see God is more than enough for me--in the mom realm, the wife world, in the writing journey--He will HAVE to steal the show if He's going to get the glory. In and of myself, I'm not enough to bring glory to Him.

    Anyway, I'm rambling. :) I love this song, and the CD. :)

  4. I love this! And I love this song too. When I feel like I'm stealing the show or putting myself first I like to listen to Sanctus Real's Lead Me. I just love that!

  5. Great post, Linds! Great song too! Gotta love some Toby Mac. Especially back in his DC Talk days! Oh, and Jess... That Sanctus Real song always gets me!

  6. Oooo, I haven't heard that TobyMac song and can't wait to listen to it. This is a great post, Lindsay. Sometimes I think the smoke and lights cover our flaws - and maybe it does. But it doesn't cover them from God. He sees and knows the truth. And that is a powerful motivation to ensure my actions point the whole show to Him.