“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” -Forrest Gump You’ve probably heard numerous amounts of times when people try to create ways to simplify life and all its factors. Sometimes it can be good, and other times it can feel as though nothing’s going right. Faith can also […]

A Splash Of Faith in Your Coffee

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
-Forrest Gump

You’ve probably heard numerous amounts of times when people try to create ways to simplify life and all its factors. Sometimes it can be good, and other times it can feel as though nothing’s going right. Faith can also sometimes feel like that. There are moments where we will feel like we’re on a spiritual high and on fire for Christ. Then, when trials come it can feel as though we’re on a low.

Faith doesn’t make our lives perfect, nor will it take the hard times away. What faith can do however is help you balance your way through this tightrope we call life. You may wonder, “How can I constantly have faith and stay balanced even when the harsh winds come or when distractions approach?” The answer is simple: You’ve got to be ALL IN.

Imagine: You’re making your morning pot of coffee. First, you get out your mug, then maybe some cream and sugar to add some flavor. While you’re doing this, you begin to listen to some music and start dancing and singing, having a great morning. It is then that you realize you’ve put too much creamer in and now have completely lost the coffee taste. So what should you do? Can you take out the cream? No! You’ve got to pour the whole thing out and start again from square one.
Faith is like that cup of coffee. In order to gain the balance you need to make it across on the tightrope of life, you’ve got to be all in. We can’t just cut out what we don’t want when challenges arise just as we can’t take back the cream we just over-poured into our daily cup.

Jesus explains this in the Gospel of Luke, chapter 9. Here he talks about the cost of following him. Jesus exclaims that once you choose to follow him, you’re all in. There should no distractions, no excuses, no nothing, 100% ALL. IN.
(Luke 9:57-62)

And so, as we continue to live out our lives and try to handle all that it comes with, remember this: in order to stay balanced, we’ve got to remember to be all in with our faith. Just like the coffee had to be poured out to be remade into a new and even better cup, we’ve got to pour ourselves out and be completely all in when it comes to faith. Only then can we find balance in our lives knowing that we are engulfed in his love by faith, and knowing we have become made new by his grace.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
2 Corinthians 5:17
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I pray this may help you fuel your faith, that you will not be swayed by the distractions life can bring, but rather keep your focus on Christ. I also pray that you will look to your Bibles as a map when the harsh winds of life come about. They don’t call it the living Word of God without reason.

Lydia Wondimu

Lydia Wondimu

Staff Writer at Christian En Vogue
Lydia Wondimu is a young girl from Ethiopia who has a heart for others.Dedicating her life to Christ at an early age, Lydia has set out from her home in Seattle across the globe to spread the Gospel, making sure each person she meets leaves with a smile knowing they are loved by their Heavenly Father. When she's not busy making coffee for her customers; you'll most probably find her eating everything in sight, or laughing with somebody, whether they're a friend or a stranger-turned-friend.
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