What you fill your cup with it’s important. What you fill your life with has the power to influence your thoughts and lead your life for better or for worse.
Have you heard the phrase “you can’t pour from an empty cup?” I believe that to be true, but I also think what we are filling our cup with it’s also important.
I love drinking hot drinks such as tea or hot chocolate, not only because I like how sweet they are, but also because they make me feel warm inside, especially when the weather is really cold. Drinking hot drinks help me feel more comfortable and even work and connect with people in a better way.
Something similar happens with our hearts and our minds; when we are filled with the right things, our conversations change, our relationships change, our lives change. So, if you are wondering where your thoughts are coming from, you might want to take a look at what you are getting filled with.
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” - Matthew 6:22-23
This Bible verse teaches us that if we get filled with the right things we are not only going to be walking in light, but the light will shine in us and through us. So let me ask you, what are you filling yourself with?
What are you reading?
What are you watching?
What are you listening to?
What kind of conversations are you having?
Sometimes we think that what we surround ourselves with won’t really have an impact in our lives. But the truth is, we are led by what we are full of, and if we are full of the wrong things we are probably not going to be led in the best way.
My advice is, start with the word of God. Reading the Bible will not only give you a guide for your life but will also help you connect with God on a deeper level and to know His heart better.
When you fill yourself with the word of God your perspective changes. You see problems in a different way, with hope and peace. You find purpose in your life. You are able to see others through a lens of love and compassion. You have a better understanding of God’s love for you and the world.
So I want to encourage you to fill your cup with the right things. Spend some time with God, listen to sermons, join a crew, be more cautious with the things you watch on TV and social media, filter the music you listen to, surround yourself with the right people.
Doing all of this will not only have a major impact in your life, but also in the life of the people that you relate with!