There’s a saying we say in working in careers made for helping.
There’s a reminder we remind ourselves of, “keep your cup full”.
The belief is we can’t give of ourselves to others if our cups run dry.
Another truth is we can pour and pour and pour into the cups of others; but, we gotta keep at it.
Their cups may have holes in the bottom, like a fast food cup kept to refill with water, the circle in the bottom gets soggy, the drink seeps through then drips onto our laps.
I’m beginning to believe less in the need for my cup to be refilled. You see, if I gave only a little of what I’ve been given, it would already be way more than what many have ever known.
Like the woman who chose to empty her perfume at Jesus feet, I pray I’m determined to give all, not just what I can.
I pray I not only worry about my cup staying filled to the brim;but, I recognize the excess of mine in comparison to the lack of many.
This, I’ve come to understand is the only way to survive this helping others I do.
Less me, more them and only Jesus, always as an example.
And sometimes a recipient from others’ holding a little more and pouring out what they have to share with me.
If my legacy includes hope, may it be told in ways that cause others to continue filling the cups with broken bottoms.
Better yet, give them one of yours.
May I be a resemblance of the woman bringing perfume to Jesus or even just a little like the woman called virtuous, I pray.
“She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.”
Proverbs 31:20 NIV
Linking up with others, prompted by the word, “only”.