Posted by: springsinthedesert | July 27, 2010

The Best Of Life

                                         God’s Coffee

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor.  Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups-porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite-telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:  “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.   While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.

Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.  What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups.  And then you began eyeing each other’s cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of life we live.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup,
we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us.”

God brews the coffee, not the cups. Enjoy your coffee!

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything.”

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Leave the rest to God.

Author Unknown



  1. Thank you, Rani, for once again speaking to my heart from His heart. You always know what I need to hear. 🙂 Many blessings, much love and ever joy to you, sweet friend! your deb

    • Debbie,

      Thank you for your continous encouragement through your comments even when I did not reply to them….I’m happy that God spoke to you through this story…Last few weeks were not that easy for me…Thank you for upholding me in your prayers…God has renewed my spirits and uplifted my soul…

      God Bless,

  2. As in most instances of reading your post, Rani, it seems the message is just for my situation. I am looking forward for an open door for a career. This post tells me more than what is printed there. Thank you so much. The Lord who said “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” is able to make all grace abound to me so that I have all sufficiency in everything and I have abundance for every good deed. May our good Lord help me and others in similar situation to have godliness which is accompanied by contentment. I should not forget that I can make the best of every situation while waiting for what He has in store for me.
    Be richly blessed,

    • Susan,

      Happy to know that this post spoke to your situation…Your comments will always have an encouraging verse and I love that…Sorry for not replying to your comments..As I mentioned..I was going through some tough time…and was not able to write with a hundred percent…

      God Bless,

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