As a former Starbucks barista, the colour of the cups never influenced me to follow hard after God.

The kindness which my customers (especially the Christians) showed me during the harder times while I work there and in the non chain coffee shop afterwards caused me to drop to my knees in grateful thanks for their words of encouragement, which always came when I needed them most.

God speaking through His kids has more influence when they go where the people who need to hear the Good News are.


I now work for one of those very clients who saw past the outer wrappings of the company & saw the potential in each staff which served him at Starbucks.

He helped call into the light that which God spoke to him about me.

God used him to encourage me to step into the fullness of what He has for me to fulfill my purpose.

Each of us can be that same influence everywhere we go.

Because the same Holy Spirit who helped shape us lives within each of His children. and He longs for us to step out into the very purpose He has shaped for us.

Now what He has for me may be very different from what He has prepared for you, but that isn’t the point.

If we don’t speak what we hear everywhere we go. the God who is wih us everywhere we go won’t be seen or heard or felt through us.

Everywhere we go, He is not only there by He joins us there. as He is always with us.

There are so many lonely, abandoned, broken and wounded hearts everywhere we go that are yearning from their very depths to know they matter. To hear they are wanted. To sense they are loved. To be met where they are at.

And God within us wants us to share the Good News that He is with us everywhere we go.

Whether the person knows Him or not everywhere you go.

I have been equally blessed by believers and unbelievers alike who followed His promptings.

Everywhere I go.

We need to become the people He wants us to be everywhere we go, to reach all those He is longing to bring into His embrace.

Which is everywhere on this earth.

For everyone matters to Him.

Everywhere we go.


Published by Karla Lees

sharing Hope on the hard days for the hurting, the broken and the lonely.

3 thoughts on “everywhere

  1. Karla, this is a great post and so very much on point!!! Thank you!! I am so glad I found you here from Purposeful Faith. My husband and I are Starbucks lovers since we travel a lot and can find one anywhere, but this dust up about the red cup seems so unreal to me with the number of things that we as believers need to concern ourselves with. I even wondered if it was a scam and not started by believers. Whatever is happens to be, I really enjoyed reading this and am so blessed by your testimony that is contains!


  2. This is so beautiful and relevant! I so much love your idea that God doesn’t live in a box, the Holy Spirit prompts us and guides us, uses the people we meet where ever we are to bless us, or helps us to bless. I love how you mention how it’s unbeliever and believers alike: “Whether the person knows Him or not everywhere you go.” – “I have been equally blessed by believers and unbelievers alike who followed His promptings.” I, too, have been blessed by many unbelievers..God works behind the scenes. So glad I visited today from #IntentionalTuesday


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