Everyday we are faced with challenges and obstacles which could help us grow and help define us. Now when stress creeps in, it could make things seem quite impossible. It could even paralyze us, preventing us from doing things that need to be done.
Fill a glass with water.
How much do you think it weighs?
8oz.? 12oz.? 16oz.?
The absolute weight of the glass doesn’t matter. It depends how long I hold onto it. If I hold it for a minute, nothing happens to it. If I hold it for an hour, my arm will begin to ache. If I hold it all day long, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. Well the weight of the glass hasn’t changed but the longer I hold onto it the heavier it becomes.
The stresses and the worries of life are like this glass of water. If you think about them for a little while, there’s no problem. Think about if for a little bit longer. It begins to hurt. you think about them all day long and you’ll feel paralyzed, incapable of doing anything.
Always remember, put the glass down.