“Hey man, you need to look at this one problem right here it’s not right, ” I said to him.
He picked up the paper, took a look at it and said, “Well…at least I got all the other ones right.”
It’s all a matter of perspective.
I had focused on the problem he got wrong. My son, however, focused on the all the ones he got right.
Is the glass half full or half empty?
“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”
Philippians 4:13, NIV
Paul, the writer of Philippians, was content with his life because he could see life from God’s perspective. He focused on what he was supposed to do, not what he felt he should have. The glass was half full for him and all the other math problems were correct. Paul was grateful for everything God had given him, the good, the bad, and the ugly. He had detached himself from the non-essentials in his life so that he could concentrate on the eternal. His perspective was God and God alone.
Often times the desire for more or better possessions is really a longing to fill an empty place in our lives. Paul had so allowed God to fill him up that he had strength to withstand anything he came up against, and boy howdy, did he come against some heavy duty stuff; prison, beatings, rejection, loneliness.
I wonder, are there any empty places in your life today? What are you trying to fill that emptiness with, a job, an unhealthy relationship, money, food, drugs or alcohol, the list could go on and on? In Psalm 81:10, the Lord tells us to open up wide and let Him fill us up.
Sweet sister, detach yourself from those non-essential things in your life so that you can focus on the eternal, everlasting God and allow Him to fill you until your cup runneth over.
If you are struggling with feeling empty and weak today, Lori and I would love to be able to pray with you and for you. You can leave a comment or if you’d feel more comfortable, you can contact us personally here at the cafe.
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