Overcoming the Spirit of Frustration

You have the power to overcome the spirit of frustration. There are things you can do to improve your situation.

When you’re feeling frustrated, it’s easy to think that nothing will ever change. Sometimes we get so caught up in our own lives that we forget how blessed we really are. 

We take things for granted and become frustrated, when things are not going according to our plan. 

Instead of letting these feelings control us, try to find a new perspective.

If you’re feeling down, think about what makes you happy. Is there anything you’ve been putting off doing because you didn’t feel like it was worth it? 

Maybe you need to spend more time with friends or family. Or maybe you just need to do something fun.

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What Is Frustration?

The definition of frustration is the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something.

Frustration comes when we feel that we don’t live up to our potential or standards.

We tend to compare ourselves with others and not focus on ourselves. .

The root of frustration is born out of our feelings of not measuring up to your own expectations. 

It’s born out of resentment, disappointment, pride, envy, anger and rage  

We must learn how to treat frustration the same way we would resolve any adverse or hurtful event- by confronting it and reconnecting with the source of peace and contentment.

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

 ~Isaiah 41:10~

Types of Frustration As a Christian

  • Frustration with others – we tend to become frustrated with others when they disappoint us or do not agree with us.  

We become disappointed because our expectations may have been too high. Or we think our way is correct and we are unable to see their viewpoint.   

  • Frustration with ourselves this one has to be the hardest; we can be our worst critic. 

We can put so much pressure on ourselves and when we don’t meet our expectations we beat ourselves up.  

Sometimes, we are just not as diligent or disciplined as we should be.

  • Frustration with God – we get frustrated with God because we are not putting our trust in Him.  

We pray for certain things or situations, then when the end result is not what we thought we become angry, disappointed and frustrated. 

No matter which type of frustration we’re experiencing, it’s important to remember that we have the power to overcome it. 

We can choose to be compassionate and forgiving toward ourselves and others, and we can choose to trust God even when we don’t understand what He’s doing.

The Root of Our Frustration

The lack of patience can be the root of our frustration and anger. 

A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. 

~Proverbs 19:11~

It can be difficult to be patient when we have been waiting so long for a change in any given situation. 

The best thing we can do for our well being is to develop patience with people, ourselves and wait on God’s timing. 

  • Patience with others can save our relationships 
  • Patience with ourselves can save our mental health
  • Patience with God will give us peace

What Does The Bible Say About Overcoming Frustration?

Here are a few bible verses that will help you overcome frustration:

  • Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
  • Matthew 11:28-29 – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
  • Galatians 6:9 – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

How Can Christians Deal with The Spirit of Frustration?

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

~James 1:19-20~

When we are frustrated, it feels like our circumstances will never change.  It feels like no matter what we do or how hard we try, that we will come up short. 

God wants us to apply patience to any situation and seek Him in the process. 

We must remind ourselves that patience is one of the fruits of the Spirit. 

God doesn’t always answer prayers right away, but He will always answer them right on time.

He wants us to go to Him with all our concerns, and He will work out a plan that’s better than our own.

We should never lose faith in Him and we should speak to Him with confidence in prayer. 

He will answer our prayers in His time because He knows what’s best for us. 

I wear many hats; Wife, Mom, Minister, Blogger and Entrepreneur.

It’s not easy juggling everything but with the Grace of God, I can do all things!

My plate is full but my cup runneth over!!

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