If you are anything like me, then you sometimes get frustrated when things in your life do not happen the way you expect or even within the time frame of what you would like to see happen.
Frustration is one of the many emotions the enemy will use against us. We sometimes respond by getting angry, depressed, double minded, or even, resentful. More importantly, situations that lead us into frustration mainly cause us to be distracted. Distractions are assignments sent by the enemy to keep our
mind, spirit, as well as our emotions, on the problem instead of on the Problem Solver. When this happens, we are allowing the enemy to detour our callings and destinies. We then tend to not walk in the fullness of God nor our calling when we are distracted.

We’ve all had our fair share of distractions! Thank God for Grace, right? Feelings of frustration are normal; however, it will stunt our spiritual growth if we allow it to overtake us. As we grow in our relationship with God and become more grounded in His Word, we learn how to overcome these situations. I am in constant prayer, “God, I don’t want to be moved by emotions but only by Your Spirit”. I must admit, that is very difficult to walk in at times. However, we must maintain a
life of fasting, reading our Word, and prayer to not allow ourselves to be consumed by these emotions.

One of my favorite scriptures for emotional times is Philippians 4:6, “Do not be
anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God."
We are human and we must understand that there are only certain things that we can control. We serve an all knowing and all powerful, omnipresent God that ultimately controls everything in the Heavens AND Earth. If a situation is beyond our control, we must be grounded in the Word and redirect our focus, putting our energy to handle it from a biblical perspective and not fight against it within ourselves and our strength, which is very lacking.

My life verse is Romans 8:28, “And we know [with great confidence]
that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose” It’s taken me quite some time to come to the realization that this particular verse rings true of the fact that even in moments of frustration, God is still working things together for my good. When I shift my focus to knowing and believing that, it is much easier to stay the course and fulfill His

I’m sure that most of you can identify with seasons of frustration. Today, I encourage you to not become disheartened if you find yourself distracted by frustration. It’s during those times that God reveals our character flaws as ways to purify us for His purpose.

Our character should align with His, even in the hard, confusing, and frustrating seasons.

Believing in Him,
xoxo- Aprille