I don’t want to be a backseat driver!

I have heard this song so many times but never really listened completely to the words. A while back I stopped myself from singing along and just listened. Here are the lyrics:

Backseat Driver
TobyMac
Lyrics
Silly me, silly me, aye
Revertin’ back to my old ways
Them got to be in control days jump before I pray yo, I’m headed out the doorway
But I want your way, yahweh
From dirt roads to highways
You’re showin’ me a beautiful view from this backseat
But there’s lots of room and I never would have seen it if I wasn’t rolling with you
I don’t wanna be no backseat, (don’t wanna be) no backseat driver
I don’t wanna navigate, (don’t wanna, uh), won’t you take it over (take it over)
I don’t wanna ever doubt you, I’m lost without you lord
I don’t wanna be no backseat, (don’t wanna be) no backseat driver
You got the wheel, take me where you wanna go
My heart is your’s, no matter where we roll
Been backseat my whole life now I turned sixteen so it’s time to drive
Buckle up, tru behind the wheel
Got my Iphone bumping like (dom da dom)
GPS locked and the map was set
Thought I had it all right till the road went left
Spinning outta control in this coupe de ville
Now I’m sittin’ shotgun, Jesus take the wheel
I don’t wanna be no backseat, (don’t wanna be) no backseat driver
I don’t wanna navigate, (don’t wanna, uh), won’t you take it over (take it over)
I don’t wanna ever doubt you, I’m lost without you lord
I don’t wanna be no backseat, (don’t wanna be) no backseat driver
No backseat driver, yeah
No backseat driver
I’m putting my trust in you, putting my trust in you
It’s a little bit overdue, but I’m putting my trust in you
I’m putting my trust in you, putting my trust in you
It’s a little bit overdue, but I’m putting my trust in you
I’m putting my trust in you, putting my trust in you
It’s a little bit overdue, but I’m putting my trust in you
It’s a whole new journey, a brand new path
And I’mma fix my eyes so I won’t look back
Tame this beating heart in my chest
‘Cause everything in my wants to jump ahead
So light it up, up don’t let it fade
Light it up, up show me the way
Light it up Lord, just like you do
No second guessin’, I’mma move with you
I don’t wanna be no backseat, (don’t wanna be no) no backseat driver
I don’t wanna navigate, (don’t wanna, uh), won’t you take it over (take it over)
I don’t wanna ever doubt you, I’m lost without you
I don’t wanna be no backseat, (don’t wanna be) no backseat driver
I don’t wanna be no (don’t wanna be no) no backseat driver
I don’t wanna be no (uh) won’t you take it over
I don’t wanna ever doubt you, I’m lost without you Lord
I don’t wanna be no backseat, (don’t wanna be) no backseat driver
Wow! That’s all I can say after reading these lyrics. But here is what really hit me.
I truly believe that God speaks through music, and many times again and again has he spoken to me through music. 2017 has truly been one of the best years yet. Yes I had struggles, my valleys, but I also learned so much! One thing that I have faced a lot this past year was trusting. I struggled so much with trusting people, and more importantly God. Funny thing is I heard this song SO MANY times while struggling with this, but I never took the time to really hear what God was telling me, and apply it to my life!
The first line was a punch in the gut! So many times have I reverted back to my old ways! How silly! The next line…YES, YES! I don’t want to be in control, because every time I’m in control it ends in disaster! I want your way Yahweh, and only your way!
When we ride in the backseat God turns our dusty roads into highways and our view into the most beautiful destination. We see things, and know things that we never would have seen or known without Him! I don’t want to be a back seat driver, I want God to navigate the way, and take EVERYTHING over. I don’t want to doubt you Lord, I want to Trust!
And then we have the bridge of the song….oh, boy! This part really got to me. I sang these words so many times. BUT I NEVER FOLLOWED THROUGH! I’m putting my trust in You, its a little bit overdue, but I’m putting my trust in you!
And this is my prayer for myself: Lord, fix my eyes on you and help me not to look back. Help me to stay on YOUR path and not mine. Lord, please tame this beating heart inside my chest. Help me to stay when you say to stay, and move when you say to move. Help me to trust You Lord, with everything I have in me, and not to fear when things seem scary. Light up my path Lord, and help me not to second guess Your plan. My ultimate prayer is to fully trust you Lord. Please help me to FULLY TRUST you in every situation. I can only accomplish this with You! AMEN!
I hope this post encourages y’all today. Please share y’all’s comments below about what this song means to you!
❤ Mandie
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