When Frustration Creeps Up on You

when-frustration-creeps-up-on-youI am losing my mind right now. Okay, let’s just say that I’m frustrated. We all have those moments, don’t we? (I’m hoping that I’m not the only one here.) There are those times when something or someone gets us frustrated.

Like today it was math, screaming/crying siblings, and my laptop not working the way the I wanted it to. I just feel like I’m about to lose my mind sometimes. But I can’t let that happen.

And neither can you.

The next time you feel that overwhelming frustration, take time to stop and breathe. Just breathe. Appreciate each breath you take. Appreciate the little joys in life. Nothing of this world lasts forever, and this frustrating moment definitely won’t. This is only one moment of a million that you’ll live. A million. Remember, it’s in God’s hands whether the next breath you take is your last.

If it helps, go do something that you love. Leave whatever was frustrating you and take the time to do something that you actually enjoy. Just like I’m doing right now. It’s really relaxing to let your mind be free doing something that you enjoy.

Remember that your frustration isn’t important. It may feel that way right in that frustrating moment, but it’s not. It won’t last forever. At one time or another it will go away. At some point, you’ll calm down and get over it. It’s not something that you’re going to keep looking back at as something terrible or one of your defining moments. No. Many times, when you think back on those frustrating moments they seem so trivial. So, so trivial. They didn’t really matter in the gist of things. But when we’re in that very moment it seems like the worst thing in the world. Nothing is more important than our frustration in that moment.You’ll most likely forget about it within a week and definitely within a month. Seriously, many of the times we get frustrated, it really isn’t worth it. It isn’t worth all the effort that we put into it.

God let’s these frustrating happen. It is in God’s hands. Your life, every single inch of it is in His hands. Is that not freeing? Not so releasing? He knows everything about you. More about you than you know about yourself. That means that He certainly knows what’s going to frustrate you. But He’s right there with you. He’s with you in every single tear-your-hair-out frustrating moment.

All these things point to something extremely important.

You can’t let your frustration control you.

We’ll fail at that. We’re human beings. But if we take the time to breath, to appreciate the life we have, to remember how unimportant it will be later, and to remember that God is with us, I think we’ll have a better handle on not letting that frustration get to us.

Frustration is a part of life. There’s always going to be those moments in your life. But if you don’t let it control you, then it won’t bother you so much. You can ‘shrug it off’ as people say. You can let God handle it, knowing that He’ll help you through any circumstance.

-G. Paige


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