Is Your Cup Half Empty, Half Full or Overflowing?

In the book of Numbers we are told how two of the twelve spies had a different perspective on the same situation.
Joshua and Caleb replied, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it” But the other men had gone up and said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are” (Numbers 13:30-31).
How could the report of Joshua and Caleb be so radically different than the report given by the other ten spies? 
Our attitude and mindset has a great impact on how we perceive things. Two people can look at the same situation and see it in two different ways. One may see impossibilities, whereas another may see possibilities. One may see only defeat, while the other may see only victory.
This is a good example on how life can be. It can be challenging at times, but no matter what it look like, there’s always an opportunity to see the good.
You’ve heard the phrase, “Is your cup half empty or half full?”
Maybe it’s time to view your cup again.
What do you see, “is it half empty or half full?”
You have the power to choose. Moreover, Joshua and Caleb chose to see the best in a bad situation, and in the end the outcome was much more than they ever expected.
My friend, no matter your present need or situation, it’s not over. It’s not impossible. Every situation you experience is just another opportunity for God to overflow your cup with His blessings. The psalmist speaks of the overflowing cup in Psalm 23:5. “My cup runneth over.”
So the next time your “cup” look half empty, just remember----not only can God fill your cup half full, but He’s well able to fill it past the brim.
“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Ephesians 3:20).

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