I am no stranger to frustration. I am learning to deal with frustration every day. Looking at my supposedly working desk and seeing the clutter frustrates me. Not being able to bring my children to run and play in parks frustrates me. Dreams unfulfilled frustrate me. How do you deal with frustration?
“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.”
― Kurt Vonnegut
“Am I ever angry or frustrated? I only feel angry sometimes when I see waste, when things that we waste are what people need, things that would save them from dying. Frustrated? No, never.”
― Mother Teresa, The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living
According to @JoyceMeyer, in the devotional I am currently reading: Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life – a Daily Devotional, “I believe every time we feel frustration, it means we’ve really stopped relying on God.” She shares that relying on God is a way of dealing with frustration. When we depend on Him, trust in Him and live by the Holy Spirit, we shall have live with less feelings of being burdened and with more victory over each task.
I hope to do just this! I want to stop being frustrated as it results to a cranky, hot-tempered wife, mommy and employer. I want to shine and do everything, face everyone, with a smile.
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