Morning Cup of Joe – Too Stressed


I have been alive long enough to know that our time on this earth is limited. We are constantly reminded of how blessed we are when we open our eyes each morning. Each time God wakes you up, always remember that there are some people who weren’t so lucky. We tend to think, if not believe, that our problems are larger than they appear. We allow these same problems to create an incredible amount of stress in our lives.

Life is too short to be worried about anything; you ought to be convinced that you are too blessed to be stressed. Conversely, you leave no room to receive your blessings if you are too stressed to even recognize them when they’re coming. Know that you can overcome any obstacle if you are on this side of the dirt. Spending time thinking about your issues instead of focusing on solutions will only create additional obstacles.

Do not allow your problems to stress you out to the point that you leave no room for God to enter. Your focus should not be on how big the problem seems to be or how difficult your challenges appear. Rather, focus intently on the fact that God is bigger than the sum of your problems and He created you for a purpose. Yes, your life has purpose. Your purpose will increasingly become obscure if you continuously focus on your problems rather than possible solutions.

God brought you this far, hasn’t He? There is a reason for that. Trust Him and start giving less authority to your problems and more authority to the fact that every problem has a solution; that is the only way you will position yourself to receive your blessings.

Now ask yourself, Are you too stressed to be blessed?

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Joe Paul

Morning Cup of Joe – Appreciation 101


Appreciate what you have because it could all be gone tomorrow. This relates to everything but I want to pay special attention to your employment. If you are employed, you are obviously not part of the millions of Americans who are out of work. It baffles me how little pride many people have in their work. Not only do some employed people lack pride and a good work ethic but some are even ungrateful. Ungrateful of the fact that they at least have a job to complain about.

The most foolish man is one who has a job and complains about it. Learn to recognize simple blessings. Being employed is certainly a blessing. Don’t think so? Ask someone who has been unemployed for more than a year. Instead of complaining about your job, do something about it.

I firmly believe that as easy as it is to identify a problem, it is equally as easy to identify possible solutions. If you are not happy, change your environment or change yourself.

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Joe Paul