Can't Pour from an Empty Cup

I have said for years, and still believe, that you can’t pour from an empty cup.

I have seen people I love, and watched myself, stretch too thin and try to be everything to all people all the time. I have watched friends try to help loved ones who refuse to change to the point of detriment to themselves. I have watched family act as if there are more than 24 hours in their days; booking themselves every single second for the service of others until they are near collapse. In every instance, my spirit tells me and I tell them, “You can’t pour from an e