The Problem with Coffee

My morning cup of coffee is a Diet Coke. So, too, other members of my family even though our parents drank coffee from waking up to going to bed. I keep saying that when I grow up—I’ll learn to drink coffee.

I don’t have a problem with coffee. I love the smell. I don’t have a problem with folks depending on it to kick start the day. That’s why I drink my soda. But I don’t share or like the coffee memes on social media that intend humor while offering excuses for bad behavior and elevating coffee to divine status: I can’t function until I’ve had my coffee; don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee; my sanity is in a cup—a cup of coffee; coffee saves lives—ask my kids; humanity runs on coffee; great ideas start with coffee, today’s good mood is sponsored by coffee.

Memes that credit coffee with super powers it does not possess take our focus off Jesus, the Savior of the world and give our praise to an inanimate object instead of God.

We don’t need coffee to function—we need God. We couldn’t take the next breath without Him. Great ideas start with God. God controls humanity, not coffee. Today’s good mood is a choice—our choice—regardless of whether we start off the day with coffee, a soda, tea, water, etc. If we breathe, that breath comes from God.

“In Him we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28.

But as for chocolate…a balanced diet is chocolate in both hands… Stephanie Parker McKean: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

7 thoughts on “The Problem with Coffee

  1. One could say the same thing about chocolate, but no one has complained about those memes.

    I love my Lord, and no, He does not come after coffee. But I also love coffee (not as much) and those coffee memes that poke fun at coffee and how it has become so loved by so many people. There are just as many tea drinker and bacon lover memes.

    A balanced life is prayer, Bible reading, studying the Scriptures, and serving our Lord Jesus Christ, not chocolate.

    I think you’ve taken this coffee thing too seriously, my friend. But that’s your choice. I’ll still post my memes and laugh at them, and then smile when others do too. It doesn’t make me love you any less, Steph. 🙂 We all have personal gripes about something or another.

  2. Steph, I don’t post memes but I’m guilty as charged. I need coffee to kickstart me in the morning, but I never need chocolate…haha. Each to her own. God will love us anyway and I’m sure he wouldn’t want to talk to me unti I’ve had my coffee. No one else does 🤣

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