Anxious, Alert, Alive

August 23, 2017

Friends, let me tell you about my morning...

I worked a closing shift last night, ran errands when I got home, and fell asleep at 1 am, just to be woken up at 4 am by my dreaded alarm. Being at work for 4:45 is never exciting, but I honestly love my job and can't really complain; God provides!

Anyway, I woke up really anxious this morning for who knows what. The espresso I had at the beginning of my shift definitely didn't help, and it left me insanely shaky. My nerves were fried by the potency of espresso, and I was shaking for the next few hours.

That's why this post is titled the way that it is: I'm anxious about the day, alert by the espresso, and I'm alive...but barely today!

Customers today have been kind of rude, and it's taking all that I am to shut up the diva inside me that wants to scream right back at them! But everyday on my break, I take some time to read in the Word of God, and every time I ask Christ for comfort, the scripture I open up to perfectly applies to my situation.

“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭

I just saw this as a wake up call; a reminder that not everyone is perfect. Yes, my morning has been rough, but most of the time, we have no idea what other people are struggling with outside of the coffee shop we're working in.

I also started reading from Romans:

“May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭

Quite honestly, I need as much patience as I can get today. When you're rushing around and dealing with troubled customers, things can become very stressful and confusing.

As you go through your week, just remember that Christ is with you always; in your trials and triumphs, in your stress and success. Hopefully this helps someone today :)

Love, prayers, and caffeine
Theresa  

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