Inside: When I find myself getting flustered, that’s my clue to choose God, His truths and promises in His word. Frustration doesn’t have to lead me away from God or keep me from growing closer to Him.
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Who said that problems come in three’s? Obviously, that person has never had more than three trying situations happen to them. By the way, it’s an old wives tale, and most of us can find three bad things happening in a short time period if we look hard enough.
Is it just me, or do you seem to get frustrated a lot?
It’s one thing to be frustrated with my kids, but I’m often frustrated with my faith walk.
My Reasons for Frustration as a Christian:
- I’m not praying enough or long enough.
- Praying causes me to fall asleep before I have even finished a complete thought.
- I’m distracted while I read God’s Word and have to go back and re-read it multiple times, and then I get frustrated and give up.
- My thoughts are not even close to being godly.
- I’m still a mess, and my baggage spills out and affects my life.
Gosh, am I making any lead way into becoming more like Christ? Somedays, I just want to throw in the towel, saying that trying to live how God wants me to is just too hard.
The meaning of frustration is: feeling discouragement, anger, and annoyance because of unresolved problems or unfulfilled goals, desires, or needs (Merriam-Webster).
Wrong Focus = Frustration
When I spent some time thinking about it, my frustration is caused by the wrong focus.
Trying to do what others do
I want to be able to spend time praying, fasting, and spending time in Bible studies where I can go deep with God without any interruption.
Here’s the thing, at this season of my life with little ones, these are unrealistic expectations. What I’m focusing is on practices and not on God.Honestly, God can meet me in whatever season I’m in. Maybe not in the way I expect, but when I least expect it. Click To Tweet
Am I putting my eyes on performing for God instead of ceasing and letting Him fill me? If I’m doing the forming, I am going to find myself frustrated.
Imitating Other’s Faith and Experiences
When I want the visions, promptings, or callings of someone else, it causes me to be frustrated and feel like I’m missing out. It can make me think I’m less of a Christian and start a spiral that draws me away from God versus moving me closer to God.
Trying and imitating aren’t the way to be saved, rather create a relationship and faith in Jesus.
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