Do you ever get frustrated? I get frustrated when things or people do not work the way that I think that they should. I tend to be a person that takes on life by praying, seeking God and then moving forward according to what I believe is His leading. Moving forward in that way causes me to have a certain expectation about how things should turn out. When things fail to turn out as I think they should – it is very frustrating!
I will sometimes get stuck in my frustration for a short period of time. I don’t like getting stuck in frustration and so I usually at some point will start to “process” what do I need to do to make things work the way I think they should? This usually will help reveal to me: Is the issue me, someone else or something else? Sometimes when I think it is others and begin to process, I discover that it is me. Sometimes when I think it is me and begin the process, I discover that it is others. This is the first step in determining where we need to go next to move out of our frustration and into right direction.
Frustration does not have to be a bad thing. Frustration is a reality in life. Live long enough, really care and you will experience frustration. You get to make the choice about what you will do with frustration and what you will allow frustration to do with you. We can grow from it or die a slow death from it! I hope to talk a little more about this tomorrow and help us to make the choice to grow from it!