by Heather Tietz
Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.
Is your glass half full or half empty?
How do you view the troubling events of your day? Are they opportunities, adventures, exciting stories to share, or are they overwhelming challenges and failures? Poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Your world is your perspective.
Jesus gives us a new perspective. The world is not our oyster. It’s our garden, our place for caring, our table for serving. Our enemies are not to be hated. Rather, they are our love projects. Sickness is not necessarily a punishment, but an opportunity for us to refuel ourselves with the kindness of others. Troubles are invitations for God to demonstrate His power and for us to grow our patience, our faith, and our spirits.
Do you need a new perspective? Feeling broken and cranky, cynical and down? Stop. Look around with eyes of hope and faith. Your glass isn’t half empty. It isn’t half full either.
If you take a good look – an honest, thorough examination – you’ll see that your life is overflowing.