The glass stands tall.
It can be viewed as half empty, or……
Half Full. Either way it is still just a glass.
I would like to say that I always see my ‘glass’ (life) as half full, yet when I recently questioned myself on this, I was not so sure.
And this is when I felt a challenge coming on!
It is not so much about what was in the glass, but whether or not I am utilizing it to it’s full potential! Regardless of how I view it, half full or half empty, the fact is that with either scenario the glass can hold more than it currently does.
So why have I not been using my glass as I should, filling it to the top, or even allowing it to be overflowing?
My glass contains my dreams, my thoughts, my visions and the endless possibilities and blessings that lay before me. With all these it should be full to overflowing, none of this half full stuff! This is what we are made for, to dream big, dream just as God intended us to.
If the glass is my container for these (my Mind in this instance), then where is the source of my filling it? Where do my dreams come from? The many blessings in my life are the source of evidence of the love that my Heavenly Father has for me, and it is important for me to know that my source never runs dry! This means my cup should always be full and overflowing.
So it is not about what is in the glass at all, it is about who fills my glass.
This does not mean I need to be someone who thinks everything is perfect, or that I show a poor attitude in what I set out to do; this is not responsible nor is it displaying trust in my source.
What it does mean is, I can be real and display a strong belief that even as I experience difficult times – oh do I experience those, as we all do – I can stand tall holding my overflowing glass.
I can be convinced that regardless of what this life throws at me, what appears to be true is in reality just surface stuff. I continue to hold on to my overflowing cup – my source.
In the midst of these times I can trust that God will come through for me, simply because I am reminded that He is causing all things to come together, piece by piece, for my good. He has a plan and a purpose that is designed just for me.
If I make the choice to focus on what is good, true and lovely, then I can begin to provide what is needed to keep this confidence alive, keep feeding my faith in my source and thus providing myself with a glass that is overflowing.
Being someone who perseveres is not easy, far from it. Giving up is so much easier; at least it is in the short term. But this world needs people like this, we need to stand together holding our overflowing glasses and watch the faces of others as we display our deep joy. This is what will cause them to say:
“I’ll have what she’s having!”
Let’s hold our glasses tall and allow them to spill over, let’s get wet with blessings and joy in our lives.
Here’s to our overflowing glasses!