Hello to all of you beautiful humans! I hope your week has been perfectly pleasing in every way. Man, have I been loving having some sunshine. I’m grateful for summer in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a nice break from the rain! With that… let us begin on this week’s post.
There’s a song by Paramore that I really enjoy called Caught in the Middle. The track is on their latest album After Laughter. The lyrics say “Can’t look back, can’t look too far ahead. I got the point, I got the message. I’m just a little bit caught in the middle. I try to keep going, but it’s not that simple.”
These lyrics really hit close to home because I often find myself feeling stuck where I am. Personally, I try to visualize what the future will look like for me to the point where I get anxious about it. On the opposite side of the spectrum, I also catch myself thinking about the past, longing to go back and fix or change things. Both of these extremes cause me to become discontent with where I’m at currently.
Further into the song, the lyrics say “I was dreaming life away, all the while just going blind. Can’t see the forest for the trees, behind the lids of my own eyes. Nostalgia’s cool, but it won’t help you now. A dream is good, if you don’t wear it out.”
We’re all human. We enjoy reminiscing on our past memories and longing to live those days again, and we are eagerly waiting to see what the future holds. It’s ok to think about the past and the future, but we can’t let ourselves become Caught in the Middle.
I’m in high school at the moment. I just finished my junior year and can’t believe that I’m now a senior. This will be a year of growth, change, and new horizons. However, I can’t let myself miss out on present experiences because I’m fixated on college. Similarly, I shouldn’t let myself become preoccupied with nostalgia or past experiences.
Life is happening around us right now We should enjoy every moment that is given to us. Don’t let yourself obsess over the past or the unknown. Don’t let yourself get caught in the middle.
Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”