December 30, 2017.
If you are anything like me, you like a large hot cup of coffee with half and half creamer with pumps of sweetener. I will confess that I like coffee a bit too much…
Always love going to Starbucks and people-watch, I know… what a stalker, LOL. While sitting there, you get to know people and sometimes you don’t even talk to them to get to know them. . Amazing huh? how a simple book can tell you about a person, facial expressions, overhearing a conversation, or in fact having a conversation with them, while waiting in the long line.
Most times individuals will smile back if I smile at them, then go back to no emotion face.
(One thing I have prayed strongly for is that the Lord gives me the eyes to see people like Him and the heart to love like Him in a deep way. )
Often I will pay for others simple cup of coffee and God opens conversations through it. What comes to light through those conversations is what satan whats to keep in darkness, confessions happen and God is welcomed into the place and it is wonderful to see how a simple cup of coffee opens the door for God to bring freedom and healing. It always comes to ” Identity.”
Alot of us do this at one point or the other. At times we all hide how we truly feel from others but most importantly from GOD. We choose a mask everyday THINKING we are truly hiding from the world. Reality is that we destroy ourselves… We think we don’t have a way out or that no one cares.
Our human nature automatically tells us that we must take care of our problems alone and hide them. This is not true! We are never alone, God knows all and everything about us. Also, He is with us at all times.
The more we take control of everything the more we don’t allow God to shows us His glory on earth for us.
You see…. God is all powerful and nothing of this world is more powerful than Him; our problems, pains, struggles, memories, etc… these things are things that will follow us. When we allow God to enter our hearts and proclaim His son Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, all of this things become none important. You don’t have to do anything or change anything, He (GOD) will do the changes for you, you no longer will need to choose a daily mask to hide, He will give you a permanent day to day joyful true identity.
When we come to the Lord, He gives us the identity we search for in the world and the things this world has to offer and we never find. In fact, we only get more lost BUT in God…. the identity will be what you never thought could ever be. God is a God of love, He loves you and wants the best for you.
I would like to encourage you to search for those things you so badly desire in God. (The eternal God.)
Today my amazing best friend (Whom I will say “I do” to soon) through a simple cup of coffee & a photo sesh, brought encouragement to my heart and some cute pictures I didn’t know he was taking.
Allow those random cups of coffee to happen, have boldness to allow the Holy Spirit to lead you to speak. It’s so much more than just A CUP OF COFFEE!
I pray you no longer wear any masks and you friend find your true identity in Him; God!