When someone asked New York Jets owner Woody Johnson whether he would be disappointed if the team failed to get into the postseason for the sixth straight season, here is how he responded: “I’m not disappointed for the whole season yet because we haven’t played it.”
It is so easy to be pessimistic about life. Many people see the glass as half-empty when they just as easily could see it as half-full.
It is especially disturbing to see Christians who are pessimists. Haven’t they read the end of the story? Don’t they realize that our side has already won? Sure, there are some battles yet to be fought. We have some legitimate concerns about what is going on in the world around us. However, we should paraphrase what Woody Johnson said. Let us optimistically say, “We are not disappointed in life because we haven’t lived it yet.”
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”—1 Corinthians 15:57.