Do you see the glass half full or half empty? The glass holds the exact same amount of water, yet our attitude determines our point of view toward making the decision. The answer to this familiar question is used to determine if a person has a positive or negative attitude. There is not a lot of science in this method, but the point is our attitude is very important to how we respond to situations in life. Every day we have a choice concerning how we respond to the challenges of life. As Christians, seeking to follow Christ will keep us looking up and not down.
Leroy Brownlow wrote in his book “Better than medicine”, that whether a man’s thoughts are positive or negative depends on what he believes or disbelieves. If you believe you are able to do a job, chances are you will. If you don’t believe you are able, you will most likely fail. Your outlook on life plays a big part in success or failure. Solomon said it another way: “As a man thinks in his heart so is he. Eventually we will become what we think about, whether that means living in fear or faith. Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8,9, to dwell on and practice good things and you will live in peace from God.
Thought- Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react. We may not have control of what happens, but we can control how we respond.