What’s in Your Glass?
This is the age old question. Do you see the glass half-empty or half-full?
Although I like to consider myself a positive, optimistic person the truth is I see the glass half-empty more often then I’d like to admit. I have a decent, well paying job. I own my own home and two rental properties. I have a family who loves me. I’ve traveled the world and I just turned 30 four months ago. But I’m not married, I don’t have kids, I only have a hand-full of friends, my peers at work are getting promoted and I’m not. And the list goes on and on. There’s a lot to be thankful for in my life but a part of me feels I haven’t started living until these other things are added.
How do I fix this? How can I see the glass half-full and why should I even try to? Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Therefore, I’m instructed by God to think on things that are excellent or praiseworthy. I’d gather that that means to focus on what’s in the glass rather than what’s not in the glass.
So, tell me – What’s in Your Glass?