The seat NO ONE wants to sit in?…the middle seat on an airplane! You know if you’ve flown before you either want the window seat or the aisle seat. Unless you’re traveling WITH someone you know and want to be seated together…those middle seats are typically the last seats to fill in. When you’re relegated to the dreaded middle seat it means you have a stranger on BOTH sides of you and…who gets the arm rest?!
Being stuck in the middle is never comfortable. Sometimes it’s not a physical middle seat but we feel it just the same. Stuck between pay checks, between that rock and a hard place, between jobs, even broken relationships. Honestly, we are all stuck in the middle between heaven and earth. Yes, we are in this world, but we are not of it, if we have made a decision to follow Christ. We are on our way to heaven. We’re just not there yet!
Living in the middle can be painful…but there is also amazing opportunity to grow! This is where we learn and grow, plant seeds and rejoice in harvest! This middle part reminds us that there is a glorious destination ahead. Jesus said in John 11:40, (MSG), “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?”
So rather than dread the middle let’s embrace the hope of what awaits all those who believe in the Savior.