The Fuel of Frustration
Updated: Jul 15, 2020
The other day I woke up with praise on my lips and excited for it to be another Sunday morning. I watched two awesome virtual church services and then got in my car and drove to the Parking Lot Praise Service at my church (yeah, I did all of that church in one day..LOL). I was excited about what God was doing in my life and I was focused on Him...feeling pretty good. As I was driving and listening to gospel music, my praise and worship was interrupted by a series of text messages that changed my mood instantly. I was flooded with text message after text message and with each ding on my phone I could feel my blood pressure rise fast!
Before I knew it, I was so angry and my fingers were moving very fast as I was answering the text. You know, the type of mad that as you are typing you are actually saying the words out loud! Yeah, that type of mad. I knew that if I continued to respond to those texts that I was going to explode and at this point my whole mood was ruined. I finally sent a text explaining that I am no longer available and this will be handled tomorrow morning. I realized that the reason why I was so angry is because I had my eyes focused on where I am trying to go and I was allowing my present to frustrate me which would be damaging to my future. I realized that I had to take the frustration and turn it into fuel to help me reach my destiny! My frustration came from me feeling like no one was respecting my boundaries and I was tired of being used for my knowledge and expertise for the benefit of others.
I decided at that moment that I was no longer going to allow other people to allow me to get this irritated and frustrated and I reminded myself that I had a bigger goal in mind and even in this role, there were still lessons that I could learn and knowledge that I could gain. Sometimes on the road to destiny we have to make stops that will allow us to get what we need in order to be successful and purposeful. All of those stops may not be favorable, but they are necessary. Once I reminded myself of where I was headed and what I need to do, I was able to settle myself, reset and get back into the mind set of worship. The devil tried to distract me, but he is a liar! No weapon formed against me shall prosper, in Jesus name! #MJConsistencyChallenge #MJConsistencyPays