I did not know about the philosophical background behind the half full / half empty glass, here's the analogy and how it relates to other idioms.
1. Is the glass half-empty or half-full?
2. Some things are big because its about to be their time to be small, whilst others are small because its about to be their time to be big.
3. A ship in harbour is safe, but that's not what it was made to be.
In life, greater things are always at length the favoured things than the lesser. When the great things start, everyone is amused at how such a small mind or being could have started such a big emend. Everyone goes through a time to choose either big or small.
But for the inspired, i.e. the not self-motivated, the ones set forth for the will of God, the decision is not always rosy, since they have to go through tremendous derision for their awkward thinking. They must break barriers and oversee myths and traditions, since it is already established: big is greater than small, the lesser is smaller than the greater.
But is this always true? Of course not! Under human circumstances, bigger is always better than smaller; but when it comes to fate, destiny is a greater achievement than option / alternative. Since God ordains beforehand, oracles of grace are bigger than surmountable statutes of opportunities, since it all lies with destiny. Destiny is a right fit for its haver, and so greater or smaller, destiny is relative, and thus irreplaceable, no matter what!
In many cases we worry because we chose to be bigger than fitting. We chose hugeness rather than fitness; and so we lose many graces associated with a right because we opted for a seductive, surmountable wrong.
Grace says this: when great is great because its about to be small, and small is small because is about to be big; then i will step in and make you choose wisely. You can never miss the mark.
It is the Lord who discerns. He bestows the righteous a better understanding, and maketh them to prosper.
An idiom goes on to say, "a ship in harbour is safe, but that's not what it was made for"
This simply means: when you consider safety, check "how" you mean it. Are you not being safe from your destiny? Or is it real safety from the obstacles that make you fail to reach your destiny.
Lastly, i must say: whenever you look at that glass, it is not always seeable whether its going down or up: but this one thing you should do; never judge it by where its at!
Greater is a tool of fear, he uses greater to intimidate us into bowing; and so smaller is a tool of faith, it is always used to prove that it is the Lord's doing, and not man's. Amen.
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