This morning as I was drinking my coffee, I sat my cup down and noticed there was a faint dark line that would rise as my cup was jostled about.
When I drink coffee, I like a little coffee with my ever-so-fabulous caramel macchiato creamer. My black-coffee-drinking husband, Jamey, calls it sissy coffee.
Anyway, the dark line made me think. There it was, a hint of how this cup of coffee started. It kept coming up as the cup was tossed about in an effort to drain the cup.
It reminded me of how hints of who I used to be will rise up when I am tossed about. If I am not careful, I will believe that things will never change. If I am not careful, I can convince myself that “they” deserve my sharp tongue and stinky attitude. If I am not careful, that thin dark line sneaks up in my life.
“You’re broken down and tired Of living life on a merry go round”~ Andra Day, Rise Up
When we get tired of riding the merry-go-round, we can start to believe that we “deserve’ better. An attitude based on perceived deserving instead of blessing receiving can lead us to respond in a way unbecoming of a Christian.
In Philippians 1:27, Paul is encouraging the people to behave in such a way that the gospel of Christ would be spread. He is reminding them of the most important thing even in times of turmoil. Even when we are tossed around, we should maintain our position to spread the gospel.
I Peter 5:6-10 “6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
.Whatever you are suffering through today is temporary. He will restore you. Whatever wrong has been done to you, He will fight for you. Whatever has tossed you about, he will be your peace. He will be handling your battles today. Give it to him.
Thank God I am not who I once was and that I am not who I am going to be… yet.
Much Love peeps!