What You Want

Album: Followers (2016)


  • Frontman Mike Donehey explained the song's meaning to NewReleaseToday:

    "The whole idea of this song is to ask God what He wants from you, and you know what God is going to say? He wants you. If He has me and my heart, if He doesn't need me to do anything but He wants me, then why I'm going to serve Him is going to completely change. I'm not going to do it for recognition, but because God served me, so how can I not want to serve Him? The only thing Jesus is requiring of us is to say yes to Him."
  • The song originated from something that was bugging Donehey at church. He explained: "Sometimes whether or not you are a leader seems more important than Jesus. When I look at Scripture, Jesus doesn't ask us to be leaders. He didn't say 'Peter, lead My sheep.' Instead, He said 'Peter, feed My sheep.' The posture of someone feeding a sheep looks entirely different than someone leading a sheep."

    I'm not saying no one should be a leader, I'm just saying that shouldn't be your focus," Donehey added. "As a follower of Christ, my goal can never be to be considered a leader, because then that means I won't be a good one. Why do I need other people to see me as a leader? What lack in my spirituality am I trying to fill by what other people think of me? Every great leader will tell you that the best way to lead is to be a servant."


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