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Is your glass half empty?

Posted on 2/27/2016 by Greg Yoder

While I’m a pretty positive guy, I do tend to be a “glass-half-empty” person. The reason? I like to prepare myself for bad news. “Good” is great, but I hate bad news. Bad news makes me so uncomfortable—I can’t even begin to tell you. That brings other problems, though. Because my glass is half empty, I tend to point out the problems in a situation, rather than the positives. Think of how devastating that can be in a family dynamic. I’ve had to force myself to be more positive. The Bible encourages positivity. Psalm 45:7, “God...has anointed you with the oil of gladness” (ESV). And Romans 5:1: “since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God” (ESV). Being positive is contagious. Spread it in your home. 

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.

Suggested Reading: Psalm 45:7, Romans 5:1-2

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