The Glass – Half Empty Or Half Full?

Christian Crier | 6/27/2019 | Staff (Posted by) Level 4
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Depending on how you choose to look at it, life can be a glass half empty or a glass half full.

I can’t remember who said it, but I remember hearing something like this. In this life, you can choose to live in two tents…the tent of contentment or the tent of discontent. One seems a lot better to live in than the other, especially for those who have to live in it, but for the ones living with contentment, life’s a lot better. To live in the tent of discontentment is to live a life that is solely based upon circumstances. One day they’re up, the next day they’re down. Their lives can go up or down, depending on what’s going on, and like a thermostat, they’re controlled by circumstances. Even though the Bible says God can use evil for good (Gen 50:20; Rom 8:28), it’s hard to accept that fact when you’re going through it, but we are free to choose. It is up to us which “tent” we live in, so how do we break the cycle and rip up the tent of discontentment?

Life - Vapor - James - Trials - Troubles

It’s beneficial to look at life as temporary; as only a vapor that quickly passes away (James 4:14), so our trials and troubles will disappear someday. In contrast to eternity, it seems like a hiccup in time. We’re just passing through this world, and besides, this world is not our home (2 Cor 4:3-4). If we can have that perspective…an eternal perspective, then maybe we can be more content with what life throws at us. Knowing that God is sovereign, we must learn that He knows what is best for us, even when it doesn’t look best. Just look at Joseph’s example in Egypt, so God is not only the Lord of today…He is the...
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