Week 2: Lies We Believe

Combatting the lie: I can make it on my own.

TobyMac is one of the most successful and lasting guys in Christian music, so you might be surprised to hear him say, “I’m super aware of how needy I am.” The secret sauce to his success is that he fully realizes – it’s not possible to do this life alone. He describes how the community of people around him and His reliance on God has been key in every aspect of his life.

Toby says: “I’m super aware of how needy I am. And I think recognizing that need and recognizing our weaknesses as humans and realizing that we need people around us – that’s one of the secret sauces I would give to people. If you wanna do this for a long time – whatever you do – recognize your need, be aware of the talent that’s around you, and access it, use it, and work together!

… There was a moment in the last 6 months where I had to ask one of my children to leave my house. “You can’t live that here  and be that here and you have to leave here. I love you deeply and that will never change, but you can’t do that here.” They left for a few days, then they came back and we accepted them with open arms. I knew I needed to do that, but I was on my face before God. It’s probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.”

In week 2 of the World’s Biggest Small Group: Identity, we’re combatting the lies we so often believe and learning to replace them with truth. Here’s a verse to think on this week as we learn:

10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

(John 10:10 New Living Translation)

 

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Deborah Saeed Gay

We are going through some similar things family wise. We are praying for you guys. Much Love Brother Toby

Jessy Pitt
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Hope everything goes well just reminding god loves you so keep your faith true!

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Calpalntn

Toby is one of the most grounded God-loving people that I respect. That took a lot, as a father, as a leader of his family, as a man, and as a human…Wow! A special God moment when the child returns to the fold. Congrats also to the one who got the part in the play….awesome. Thanks for always being real and speaking into people’s lives thru your music. Your concerts ROCK! #a50+yolistener&attendee

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Toby mac is my very favorite artist since I was little he has motivated me so much to be closer to God through his singing through interviews he is just so inspiring to me I’m only in 8th grade and not just him but my mom is amazing like that so thank you Toby mac you are truly a gift to me!

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Susan

For a long time I thought, “I got this!” Never wanting to bother God with my problems, but as time went on, I realized- I could’ve been going to Him for both BIG and small problems. And of course…I now know, I don’t got this. And I can not do it: alone. That I need Him at all times.

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The idea of community is such a huge part of my life. Yes, there re times I try to do it on my own but the people around me have such an influence on me, the choices I make and the direction I go in. When I spend time with God life is better. When I don’t I lose my way and make poor decisions and then ask for forgiveness. Thank God for grace – His grace the grace of those around me.