Read Psalm 23:1-6. Are you a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” person? The answer is an important indication of how we experience life.
If you are a “glass half empty” person then you will run around thinking you don’t have enough time to get everything done. You will never have enough money, which might mean you overwork to earn more, or over extend on your credit card, for example. You will feel you never have enough energy, which means either your work or your family and friends never get the best of you. A shortage mindset like this focuses on our limited resources, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and short-changed.
On the other hand, when our “glass is half full”, we focus on the goodness of God and all he provides for us. We recognise he has unlimited resources and that he has promised to give us everything we need. We can see that God has more than enough to supply our needs and the needs of everyone around us. We don’t have to worry about running short. He will provide all the blessings, all the goodness, and all the unfailing love we will ever need.
God wants to meet all our needs. He wants us to overflow rather than be overwhelmed. Let’s make the Good Shepherd the source of our life and enjoy the abundance that brings.
Think It Over
Think about the following:
- Why do we worry about “keeping up with the Jones’s” instead of focusing on all the many good things God has given us?
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