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I’ve got things that I thought
Would fill my heart up, sittin’ on top winning
But that ain’t winning

I’ve chased all the good stuff
All the bad stuff
Stuff the world calls living
But that ain’t living

Hey-hey-hey-ey
Don’t really matter what I do
Hey-hey-hey-ey
Don’t mean nothin’ without You

I don’t wanna have it all
Write my story any way I want
Everything will just fall apart
If You ain’t in it (if You ain’t in it)

I don’t wanna get my way
No, I don’t wanna run this thing
‘Cause I know it all ends the same
If You ain’t in it (if You ain’t in it)

If You ain’t in it

I want all that You want
All that You’ve got
Point my heart toward You
I want You too

Hey-hey-hey-ey
Nothing else is gonna matter
Hey-hey-hey-ey
If You’re not what I’m after

I don’t wanna have it all
Write my story any way I want
Everything will just fall apart
If You ain’t in it (if You ain’t in it)

I don’t wanna get my way
No, I don’t wanna run this thing
‘Cause I know it all ends the same
If You ain’t in it (if You ain’t in it)

If You ain’t in it

Here is my confession
I’m a man of imperfection
And my heart can go off chasin’ empty things
But You keep runnin’ toward me
Yeah ’cause You know what’s best for me
And You know You are the only one I need

Oh I don’t wanna have it (all)
I don’t wanna have it (all)
If You ain’t in it

I don’t wanna have it all
Write my story any way I want
Everything will just fall apart
If You ain’t in it (if You ain’t in it)

I don’t wanna get my way
No, I don’t wanna run this thing
‘Cause I know it all ends the same
If You ain’t in it (If You ain’t in it)

If You ain’t in it

If You ain’t in it

If You ain’t in it

Songwriters: Danny Gokey / Ben Glover / Brian Gene White
If You Ain't In It lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group, BMG Rights Management

About This Song

a few notes from Joe B., Music Director

From his album, "Rise".  This is a fun, summer song that I believe will bring a smile to Lisa's face as she find herself singing along. Then in the midst of the fun is this fantastic message and reminder that no matter how great the things in our lives are or how we want them to be, without HIM, it just doesn't mean anything. 

"'If You Ain't In It' is one of my favorite parts of the night when I'm out on tour!  Me and the band get to jam & dance (which is fun for us) and it gets people up on their feet, engaging with us & moving.  But, even though it's got that soulful vibe that I love so much, the message sneaks up on you in the middle of all of the fun!  Simply put, we can have it all, but if God isn't at the center of who we are and what we do, there's no point in chasing success, fame, or material things.  The line 'I don’t wanna to have it all, write my story any way I want, everything would just fall apart if you ain't in it,' rings so true.  We can follow our own path and selfish desires, but that pursuit is meaningless without Him." - Danny Gokey

Related Verses in the Bible

John 15:4-5 | John 5:19 | Matthew 16:26 | John 1:3 | Jeremiah 10:23 | Philippians 4:13 | Matthew 6:19 | Deuteronomy 31:8 | Genesis 1:27 | Matthew 4:4 | Matthew 6:33 | Galatians 6:3 | Philippians 2:13