Overload And Frustration

Aug 23, 2016, 5:18 PM |

by HJS

Almost everybody I know these days seems to be cramming more and more into an already full schedule.

One more meeting, one more activity for your kids, another appointment, and don't forget dinner with the family on Friday. How much can you take? You become annoyed with yourself, thinking, "If I were spiritual I should be able to handle this load." But spirituality isn't the issue; overload is! Let's focus on the causes of this frustrating overload.

Ask yourself, "Is my frustration the result of having impossible expectations?" I'm convinced that most of us are guilty by default. Only if you can walk on water or have a hotline to heaven could you finish everything you are attempting to do. That means it is we who bring upon ourselves some of the frustrations we experience today.

The solution is threefold: Simplify, simplify, simplify. Learn to say no. Focus on doing well at what you do rather than doing more.

Sometimes God is trying to get through to us in our frustration, letting us know that what we want to accomplish -- our goal -- is out of sync with His will for our lives. 

Frustration should be a red flag that says, "Stop! Think! Look up and ask, "Lord, are you trying to tell me something, and I'm so stubborn I've missed it?" How awesome was God's response to Paul's frustration when He revealed, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" (2 Corinthians 12:9).


But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness," Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.  2 CORINTHIANS 12:9