How do you see your glass of milk?
Is it half full, or half empty? This famous question rings true beyond the glass of milk we’re drinking, as it digs deep into how we see life in general.
For all of us, the idea of having a positive outlook every day can be a challenge. This is because of all the things we’ve gone through, and the things we’re navigating now. There’s so much going on with our pace, that’s easy to feel overwhelmed and thus, see the glass half empty.
The problem with this perspective is it breeds negativity, frustration and resentment. It feeds the idea of being a have not and that life has passed you by and when that is the dominating thought, how can you enjoy anything?
The truth is, too many people are in the rut of a half empty life, and it’s leading to a lot of decisions and attitudes that hurt themselves and those around them. The joy of the moments we have, the days we get to live are glossed over by the Negativity it brings.
If you think about it, when the glass is half empty, what we have is never enough. Who we have is not appreciated, and someone or something, is always the problem.
What kind of life is that?
God has something better for us.
What if we would go to a higher thought and think this, I’m just glad there’s milk in my glass? This idea goes beyond half empty or half full, to thanksgiving that there’s Milk even there.
This posture changes everything because from this outlook, whatever we have is enough, who we have is amazing and we love people because we’re healthier. You see, this is where we can be in Jesus and it’s called contentment.
This is what David did in Psalms 103, when he forced his focus to be on God and the benefits he had from God. He led his soul to be focused on who God is and what he had done, to then lift his spirit to another place.
Here’s what he said in Psalms 103:1-5.
“1. Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. 2. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. 3. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. 4. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. 5. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!”
Notice, he told his soul where to focus and what to do. He did this reminding himself of remembering what He does.
- He forgives all my sins.
- He heals all my diseases.
- He redeems me from death.
- He crowns me with love and tender mercies.
- He fills my life with good things.
These five things are enough for us to say, There’s Milk in my glass, wow!
God has done so much for us! That when we focus our attention onto Him, we can be filled with joy. We don’t have to live with a bad attitude. We don’t have to live thinking our glass is half empty. We don’t have to live as a have not because, He gives me all I need and more.
We must remember, we live once, so we can’t waste it by living beneath our place with a wrong attitude.
The time is now and today is the day, to lift up our voice and thank Him that there’s Milk in our glass!
The best is yet to come!
Love and believe in you,