What does this expression mean?
It is a common expression meaning “undecided;” neither for or against something. How is it that people sit on the fence? Why is it that many people are undecided about whether or not to give their hearts to the Lord?
Personal reason: I thought that I would be restricted if I gave my heart to God – that while I was in the world I was free.
Perhaps others feel they will lose wealth, influence, friends, opportunities, etc. But they don’t go to the point of total rejection of God for fear of losing heaven.
But we need to understand something. THERE IS NO FENCE! Either you belong to one or the other.
“We must inevitably be under the control of the one or the other of the two great powers that are contending for the supremacy of the world. It is not necessary for us deliberately to choose the service of the kingdom of darkness in order to come under its dominion. We have only to neglect to ally ourselves with the kingdom of light. If we do not co-operate with the heavenly agencies, Satan will take possession of the heart, and will make it his abiding place. The only defence against evil is the indwelling of Christ in the heart through faith in His righteousness. Unless we become vitally connected with God, we can never resist the unhallowed effects of self-love, self-indulgence, and temptation to sin. We may leave off many bad habits, for the time we may part company with Satan; but without a vital connection with God, through the surrender of ourselves to Him moment by moment, we shall be overcome. Without a personal acquaintance with Christ, and a continual communion, we are at the mercy of the enemy, and shall do his bidding in the end.” The Desire of Ages, 324.1
Young people, I hope that by reading these articles on the Youth Challenger website you will be inspired to make your decision for Christ. As you read the testimonies of others may the Lord speak to your heart personally. There is no fence for you to sit on, so make sure you belong to Christ today!