A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. (Max Lucado, author)

It may seem just too obvious, but there is a good lesson to learn. The conductor isn’t concerned about the audience. He’s concentrating on the music and the orchestra. What he wants is the highest quality performance possible—in tune, with proper tempo and excellent precision. The lesson: focus on the performance without concern about who is watching.

Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. (1 Thessalonians 2:4b)