So. I like coffee. A Lot. But, recently, I’ve considered giving it up. The enjoyment is gone. I make it every morning at work and kind-of force it down. My boss is even like, “Eh. It’s okay.” But, at home I can make fabulous coffee!! ~~I mean really yummy coffee. I decided to put some serious thought into what is going on.
Could it be that I don’t like coffee anymore…or am I drinking too much coffee (heaven forbid)?
At work, I have tried everything from Starbucks to Maxwell House. All of it tasting…”Eh”. Some better than others, but none have been yummy.
At home, I have also tried all different types and brands…and they are almost always at least…”good”. (I must admit I never like Starbucks unless I cover it over with flavors and creams.)
(Don’t be a hater.)
So. What’s the deal?
Monday my boss came into the office. She always goes straight to the kitchenette where I have already made coffee. She came walking back to our desks and stopped, looking at me with an odd expression.
“What is that little coffee maker about?”
“Well. I told John (The Hubs) that I was going to buy a 5 cup coffee pot because I can always ALWAYS make a good cup of coffee in it. I am tired of icky coffee.” I turned back to my computer and continued to type.
She just stood there. Staring at me. So, I turned and said, “What?”
I shrugged my shoulders and went back to work. Again.
About an hour later she kind of laughed, “You know. When you said you bought that coffee maker because you could make better coffee in it, I thought you were crazy…”
“I know you did. It’s alright.”
“…I hate to admit this, but…it really is better. This really is very good coffee.”
“I know! I told you so. You need to have a little faith in me. It doesn’t make sense—but its truth!”
How many times in the Bible did God tell people something and they were like, “Ooookaaaay,” and kind of rolled their eyes like God was crazy? I think there are just a few examples…let’s see…
“Hey, Noah, build and ark. I’m going to flood the entire earth.”
“David, if you’ll take some little stones and put them in your slingshot, you’ll kill this giant that everyone else is afraid of.”
“Sarah, you’re a little too old (slight understatement), but, you’re going to have a baby.”
“Moses, why are you worried? Just raise your staff and I’ll just part that sea so you can cross through it.”
What is God telling you? Is He telling you to step out in faith? Is He telling you to let go of something? Is He talking to you and all you can do is roll your eyes and wonder, “Sure. How are You going to accomplish that, God?”
Sometimes we just have to have faith–faith that He knows what he is doing…what He is talking about.
Sometimes things don’t make sense—to US—but, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Are you struggling to trust in God’s ability to come through for you? Spend some time in prayer. Give your worries to Him. Read His Word and take comfort in knowing you can fully trust Him.
Side note: This is my secret to good coffee…well, my two secrets. (neither are expensive)
SECRET ONE: My all-time favorite coffee!!!
SECRET TWO: I think it’s the reusable filter…and the exact measurement I use…”fill to the second line.”
Lisa Bull sees her life as a journey along God’s divine plan. While considering herself an expert on nothing, she enjoys laughing and has made “choosing joy” her motto. Lisa has experienced God’s unfailing love and grace in her life and wants nothing more than for others to enjoy that same gift in their lives.
Lisa is the daughter and granddaughter of ministers. She has multiple relatives in ministry on both sides of her father’s family including several pastors, pastor’s wives, and missionaries. In fact, ministry in her maternal grandmother’s family can be traced back several generations. She loves being a wife and mother of two terrific young men.