Is your glass half full or half empty?
Yesterday I was called a glass half full kind of gal. I like being seen that way but I’d being lying if I said I am that way all the time. It takes focus to be that way. It takes being intentional. It takes being purposeful!
Let’s be honest…some things just suck and there is no way around it. Finding the silver lining in them is just hard!
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Those things just suck and there is really no other way to put it. Focus on those things for too long and your whole world becomes a bit harder to see as half full.
What about those difficult relationships?
I don’t know about you, but sometimes the glass can seem empty when you start focusing on what isn’t in the glass. It can become empty when you focus on the negative, painful parts of life. The joy can be sucked right out of any day if you stare at the wrong things.
I have to fight the pull of the negativity vortex.
I was once told that I don’t like negative people. That comment actually stopped me in my tracks for a bit when it was spoken to me. It stopped me because I know that the very things that we typically see and don’t like in others is the thing that we see and don’t like in ourselves. Some days I listen to the internal conversations going on inside of my brain and I know exactly what my problem is with negative people. Some days I hear the words flowing out of my mouth when the world isn’t watching and I know exactly where the tendency toward seeing the glass half empty that rears its ugly head in my children comes from.
I know that for me to see the glass as half full, I have to be intentional. I have to walk in the opposite spirit of a negative mentality. I have to look at the contents of my life that bring life and light to circumstances each day. There is actually only ONE who can bring life and light into every single circumstance. When my eyes aren’t on HIM it is impossible for me to see beyond the void in the glass to the treasure that is there.
Seeing life thru His lenses and His perspective really does change everything…even the darkest moments, Focusing on Him really does help you to see what is in the glass instead of what is missing.
The more you look at HIM, the more you will be able to see in your glass!