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00681 - How Do You View Life?

How we view life, whether as a glass half full or half empty, significantly influences our everyday experiences and interactions. Those who see the glass as half full typically approach life with optimism and gratitude, often finding a silver lining in most things. Philippians 4:8 (NLT), says, "Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."

Conversely, viewing the glass as half empty can lead to a more pessimistic outlook, focusing more on what's lacking than what's present. This mindset can also limit the joy and opportunities perceived because the focus is skewed towards deficit rather than possibility.

Seeing the glass as half full is not about looking beyond life's challenges but embracing them with hope and resilience. So trust in God's plan and timing, even when the path seems uncertain.


Seeing any situation as an opportunity to grow will allow you to do exactly that.


Lord, help me view life from the best perspective. Amen.

Action Point

List the things you are unhappy about, and then ask God to help you turn them around.

Copyright notices

(NLT) Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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