Frustration is a tell. It is the tip off that something is up. It lets you know that there is something going on.
Yesterday at work was one of those “I don’t know if I can take anymore” days. It seemed like everything I went to do was blocked by something, someone, somehow. I spent a lot of the day in frustration. I was not slamming things or that kind of stuff, but I was finding it easy to get distracted and not wanting to keep going. By the end of the day the 3-4 sales I thought might be accomplished were sitting on the sidelines and leaving at 5:30 I was so tired I was just looking for a place to lie down. Continue reading Patience Is A Grown Up Attribute
In my dream the young man donned all his protective gear. He started his chain saw. I quickly looked around. What was he going to cut down? There was no tree. He walked towards the pole. I sat there dazed. “What was he going to do” I wondered. As he cut into the pole and wires began to shake people began to scream and yell. While some moved away, others were moving towards him. They grabbed the man as the pole now leaned under the weight of the wires. Continue reading Are You Frustrating Or Frustrated?
Today I was in a meeting for work and the question on the table was, “what is your major frustration?” My answer was a simple, “I don’t know what I don’t know.” My reason was simple. It seemed like the idea of a “simple” sale (One that didn’t need extra parts, special efforts or more.) was beyond me. Each sale seemed to require extra forms and effort to get it all together. I was fast coming to a place of “melt down”. Too many things were being required and each time I thought I had a pathway, a different route was required. Continue reading Where Have All The Birdies Gone?
Despite what some consider my “mystical” side or that “lack of connection”, I really struggle with various things that do not come together.
Yesterday I was working on the idea that I had an “interview” on Monday at 9:30. They never called. The day began a spiral on the “to do” list check offs. (When I was in school the “INC” at the top of a page meant “incomplete” and to have one of those was the “end of my world”.) I “live” for the checks on my to do list! Continue reading His Order Is Different – Waiting For the Perfect
I love Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. To me it is one of the most freeing scriptures there is. My life is Him living through me.
But lately, I have found myself jumping to the next scripture. Galatians 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain. Continue reading How To Walk In More Grace And Avoid Manipulation