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The Gift of a Glass Half Full

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We live in a world that likes to measure things. Schools measure IQs. Banks measure account balances. Many of us measure our success or failure based on the size of our houses or the kinds of cars we drive. We assume that the best thing that can happen to us is to have a full glass of whatever life has to offer. We want to get to the top of the ladder we’re attempting to climb so that we feel good about ourselves.

Since my stroke experience, I’ve gained a new perspective. I’ve learned that the best thing I can do is to literally be grateful when I have a glass that’s half full. After all, I still have some slight tremors that occur on my left side, and if I happen to have a full glass of anything in my hand at the time, I’m going to spill it. It no longer suits me to fill my glass to the brim. I have learned to be content with a glass that is half full.

I believe that God has given me a gift in this lesson. He has shown me that no matter what my circumstances are that my life is full and complete in Him, and that no measurement of my own really matters. He’s not a glass half full kind of God, because where you and I are concerned, we always have a full glass…full of His grace and mercy and love. We can be content with what we have, knowing that God loves us in full measure and works all things together for our good.

May God bless you and your life beyond measure today.

Be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
Hebrews 13:5, NIV

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