An Empty Vessel

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So, I was sitting at one of the sessions of the Joyce Meyer Convention and she prayed that God would fill empty vessels. Her words struck a chord with me because at that particular moment I felt like an empty vessel. I had experienced one of the longest emotional hangovers (completely full one moment and then depleted the next) that I had ever experienced. It got me thinking about if I was really an empty vessel or was I more like a half empty/half full glass kind of girl. For the majority of my life, I have always considered my glass to be half empty. I tend to focus on the negative and play the role of victim more than I should.

When it all comes down to it, my glass is really half full. I am a believer, I have God’s truth as the foundation, I have an amazing support system (great family and friends), I have my health, home, and education. Just because I am still single and not working at the moment, my focus should not be on those elements. I should not be dwelling on the things I have no control over. Matthew 6: 30-33 says, “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers, most of which are never even seen, don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, and do His best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”

I pray everyday for God’s favor and the favor of man. I pray that my “cup” continuously runs over if it only appears to be half full.

Love in Christ,

Nichole

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