Is the middle ground really an option?

“I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! (Revelation 3:15, 16 NLT)


Walking our corgi is like being hauled by a small short legged ox. She is stout and strong. We harness her, put a leash on her, pretending we are in control, but in reality we know Bella runs the show. Wherever she wants to walk, we walk.

I’ve been thinking about this in reference to our culture. I see so may friends pulled and swayed by whatever is popular in media or modern culture. What was once clearly wrong is now right? Or is it?

And I’ve thought about what I choose to hold into. What am I harnessing up and allowing to lead me around? Because either I will hold to and be drug around by what the world tells me….or I will hold to and choose to follow what God’s Word tells me. But I can’t choose to hold onto both. If I do, I get pulled in two different directions and end up going no where and rendering myself ineffective.

I know it’s popular right now to stand the middle ground. To say what’s right and what’s wrong is all relative to your belief system. But is it really? Or is this a lie? If we really believe God’s Word as sovereign truth, and truth does not change, then are these issues really that grey? Or are we still lost, trying to decide what we want to hold onto?

I want to challenge you today to remember that whatever you harness up and take out for a walk, you will be led by it, even if you are under the illusion that you are in control. God’s Truth. Or cultural sways – the world. And unless we want to be totally ineffective, the middle ground is not an option.


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