It said, “You can't pour from an empty cup.”
Point being: If you want to take care of others...you first need to take care of yourself.
There is a ring of truth in that, for sure. Self-care is crucial. Let's be clear about that.
The problem still persists, however. When you’re a mom who is drained and your kids still need breakfast and to be sent out the door in time for school – your cup is empty.
If you suddenly get “downsized” in your job 3 weeks after you bought a new house – your cup just got emptied.
Sometimes, LIFE ITSELF empties the cup of our own strength -- and the truth is that's often the best place for us to be.
When I'm at my emptiest, I then have the chance to be filled to the brim with the strength that only comes from Jesus.
I cannot really rely on myself at all. I can rely on Him.
That is infinitely better.