Today, as a follow-up to yesterday’s post, Creatures of Habit, I want to think about where we sit in more detail. That might sound odd, but believe me, where people sit can be a huge issue sometimes!
Have you noticed how, just as I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, how some people always sit in the same seat, and are completely thrown when for some reason their “normal” is not available to them?
Have you noticed how some people crave particular seats, either because they feel it shows their status – maybe because it means they’ve got their own office at work – or because they feel it would show how much they have improved or how capable they are – maybe in a club or a band where they crave the “top seat”?
Now for me there’s one place where what seat you sit in really should not matter, and that is church. Whether you are part of the congregation, the choir or music group, surely “your seat” should be one of the least important things about your church time, not the reason you are upset or annoyed?
Personally I am just happy to be able to attend church regularly, and feel privileged to play in our band (Bellshill Salvation Army Band), and therefore where I sit in church, or in that band, or what musical part I play, makes no difference to me, as I’m just happy to be able to be part of it.
Some focus on where “their seat” is in church, rather than where God is in their life and where they are in God’s plan for them, and that really saddens me.