How do you access what and why you are frustrated at something or someone? How can you keep going forward while you hold this large amount of baggage that tears you apart without weighing up why you might be frustrated at yourself.
Recently in being frustrated at my coach and some of my team-mates I came to the realisation that it must be me who is annoyed at myself not anyone else. After all it was me who went down that road to start playing rugby, it was me who wanted to join this new team and challenge myself. With entering into this new challenge of course I was going to hit challenges but through seeing frustration it held me back.
Watching how things can build up and become frustrating because we let them take over and we don’t deal with them is one of the main reasons we can scale frustration from being frustrated that someone ate the final ice cream in the freezer to being frustrated that we didn’t get that new job. The question is how do we deal with it?
Being honest with yourself is the first step to admitting that there is frustration with understanding why you have let this frustration take hold of your life. Sometimes a small bit of frustration mounts up because you are frustrated in other areas of your life or the way someone treated you and you haven’t admitted to yourself that it has hurt or frustrated you.
Ultimately you must not do things on your own. Knowing that we have a community and we ultimately have Jesus who will never leave us and is always there for us and can help us through anything however we can not do this alone being frustrated we have to confide in Jesus and ask for that burden of non hope to leave.
Scales of Frustration
There are certain ways of seeing the scales of frustration build up. First an idea takes hold that it's someone or something else than we don’t let it go. Something else turns the corner and that also builds up suddenly before we know it we have double the frustration so our weight just doubled and what makes it worse is that we didn’t even know we had a weight to start with.
Dieting the Frustration
First take every day and night weighing up what could of slowed you down and then involve God in it and ask him to search for areas that it is meaning our scales are going higher and higher and instead of build us closer with Jesus we are letting it tear us away.
The answer to not letting this even come close is see the love in everyone and letting this build us up and draw us closer to God and walking with him with no added weight.
When I first told you that that frustration tore me down after my rugby game was to ask God how I deal with this and not let this frustration cling to my worst fears. It lets see that with Jesus there is no fear no more.
Don't let this fear cling to you as once the frustration takes hold the fear does however love always wins and that is what Jesus reminds us about all the time to make us draw closer to a loving Father.
Mike Burr is from Manchester, England, with a marketing degree and several years working in the corporate world. Mike is in Australia for six months at a YWAM Discipleship Training School in Byron Bay, NSW.
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