The difference between being half full or half empty is the same as the difference between an optimist and a pessimist. The glass is filled to the half-way mark in each case but the optimist sees it as half full while the pessimist sees it as half empty. One is positive and the other is negative. It’s all a matter of perspective.
The same thing happens in life on planet earth. The way you look at somethings affects your attitude toward it and that in turn affects your actions. Our perspective is so important because it determines what we do and how we respond to a given situation. Let me give you an example.
You’re out for a walk and unbeknown to you there’s a ledge close to the walk-way and you catch your foot and fall. Hearing a popping sound, you know something broke. So what do you do? If you’re in tune with the Lord, His Word comes out of your mouth immediately – no weapon formed against me shall prosper… [Isa. 54:17].
Now what do you do? [Remember the perspective.] Instead of getting all upset because of what just happened, you focus on the solution and how God is going to turn this whole situation around for a testimony of His goodness! Now that’s the half full attitude.
Of course, on the other hand… I think you know what the other hand could be – negative, negative, negative!
Brothers and sisters, we are so blessed as the people of God because we know (or we should know) that no matter what obstacle the enemy throws at us, God always has the solution – and it’s the one that works!
And if you’re wondering – why did this happen in the first place because I pray for God’s protection, here are some answers. Think of what could have happened if you hadn’t prayed! We live in a fallen world and satan is the god of this world, out to rob, kill, and destroy but Jesus came to give us an abundant life [John 10:10]. We are the ones with the authority over the devil and we have to exercise our authority, bind and resist him, and he will flee because Jesus said he would.
God is faithful, faithful, faithful! Let’s keep our eyes and focus on the Lord, His Word, and His way of doing things and we’ll always come out a winner!
PS. – The hardest part of dealing with a situation such as I described above is the flesh part – your feelings, emotions, and your mind running rampant. But when you get past that and back onto your faith, look out because victory is right there!
Isaiah 54:17a (KJV) 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
Psalm 91:10-11 (KJV) 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Genesis 1:28 (KJV) 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
James 4:7 (KJV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5:8 (KJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Matthew 18:18 (KJV) 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.