Of course when I think of coffee beans, I think of the You Tube video where Mr. Bean is late for work and trying to make coffee in a big hurry – it is so funny! Go over to You Tube and watch it – it’ll make your day brighter.
Yes, yes, yes… I have a very active imagination! Guilty as charged!
Haven’t you ever learned a lesson on the spot from an inanimate object? You learn a lesson if God wants you to learn a lesson!
I was making coffee. This comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me. I scooped the beans to put in the grinder and one little bean jumped out of the scoop. He rolled around on the counter for a while then fell to the floor. He rolled around on the floor for a while – then rolled underneath the little area rug in front of the sink.
My eagle eyes followed it and as I raised the mat to pick it up, I said, “Ah ha! You thought you could run and hide, didn’t you?”
As a Christian I’ve done that, haven’t you? No, we don’t roll around and hide under carpets, but we try to run and hide, unsuccessfully. You know, the prophet Jonah thought he could run from God too. Yep, and we all know where he ended up! I don’t wanna live in the belly of the big fish, do you? Yeah – now the song BIG FISH is running around in my mind – it’s on You Tube also – go on over and listen to it. That’s your ear worm for the day. You’re welcome!
No doubt about it, disobedience is not an option. Well, it shouldn’t be an option. When we make it an option, we set ourselves up for a big fish experience. It’s not pretty, but God does what He has to do to get us on the path He wants us to be on. He’s picky about what His prophets do because they are to do specific work for God.
God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline. – 2 Timothy 1:7
We just have to believe that God will give us the tools we need to do the work He wants us to do. If He gives us the tools, will He not also give us the intestinal fortitude so we can forge ahead with the job He has purposed for us? Indeed. We don’t have to be like the coffee bean that tried to escape. 🙂