What a year 2020 has been; it feels like its been more than 12 months! As I was looking through the year in appreciation and reflection, I remembered a lesson I learnt from a story I read recently and thought to share the same with you.

Here’s the story and the lesson :-

“Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students. As he raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical ‘glass half empty or glass half full’ question. Instead, with a smile on his face, the professor asked, ‘How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?’

Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple pounds.

One student replied, ‘From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter.  It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little. If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.’

As the class shook their heads in agreement, she continued, ‘Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.’”

As we come to the end of 2020 and prepare to begin 2021, I will like to admonish you to choose what you meditate on carefully, let go of what you should not hold on to and hold on to what God has prepared for you; basically choose what you focus on.

There are things you meditate on that weigh you down and others that lift you up. God’s word says

“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”  Joshua 1:8

This coming year, I will like to implore you to consciously avoid holding on to problems but choose to focus and mediate on God’s word and His plan for your life.

Let go of 2020 issues because great days are ahead of you as you welcome 2021 and all God has for you in this new year.

God is on your side!






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