An empty cup can be filled, but a full cup can’t hold what God wants to pour into us.
What are we full of?
Fear, hurt, bitterness, resentment, unforgiveness, anxiety, dread, depression, anger?
Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faith, hope?
Do we fill our cup each day with “what if’s” that breed fear?
Are we filled with excitement, dreams, possibilities and “God will”?
Jesus said that for all of us who are heavily burdened to come to him and trade whatever is weighing us down for his life of love, joy, peace, and hope. Laying everything down at his feet, we can let him handle our concerns and let him lead us by still waters.
Sometimes we find it hard to empty ourselves.
Pride, fear, shame, and disappointment can cause us to not trust God. We feel the need to control. But every step of faith that gives God more control yields relief and a lesser weight on us. Then we are free to let God determine our journey.
And his ways are far better than what we think we need or want.
He blows my mind with the healing, blessings, fulfilling ways my life expands and gets to touch others. His word says he gives us the desires of our hearts. I testify to the truth of that!
So today, are you empty or full? What is your cup full of?