Frustration is one of those emotions that no one ever wants to feel. We darn sure don't want to ever admit that we go through it, yet we all do. Every person on the planet has been frustrated at some time or another for some reason or another. It doesn't matter what race, gender, faith, or economic status one carries. Something can always peeve a person off.
What does one do when life gets frustrating, though? What does a person do when the whole thing is just like...ugh? What do you do when you constantly take two steps forward only to be kicked 12 steps back? What do you say when you do your best, and it just isn't good enough? How about when you get tired of being the underdog even though you have an absolute and complete understanding of why you're the underdog? What do you do?
First...Here's What You Don't Do:
- Go Postal
- Give Up
- Lose Hope or Faith
- Become a Product of the Environment
Now...Here's What You Can Do:
- Thank the Father
- Keep Fighting
- Find Joy in Other Things
- Laugh at Life
Yes, I said dance. Dancing is a great way to release frustration in a positive way. If you don't believe me, turn on the original "You Got Served" movie. Better yet, go turn on the original "Footloose" movie with Kevin Bacon. Ha-ha, if people would dance more now instead of shooting each other in the face when they get frustrated, the world would be a much better place.
Thanking the Father may seem a little weird when you first start doing it, but you'll get used to it. Yes, thank Him for your poverty, your arse-whooping, your car breakdown, your illness, your bad day, and your whatever else. Why? Because it always ends up teaching you something that you didn't know the day before.
Don't focus on the negative crap that happened. Think about something good that's going on despite the negative stuff. For example, you may not have a running car, but you do have a set of legs that work. That's not promised to you, and it can be taken away at any time. Find joy in blessings like that.
Some stuff is so horrible and so frustrating that your only two options are laughing or crying. Sometimes, it's okay to cry, but don't spend an eternity on a "woe is me." It's always better if you can laugh instead. Laughter generates happy juice.
Last but not least, keep fighting the good fight. Don't ever give in to the evil one or the attempts of the system to break you. Keep doing what you do. Be strong, pray, and endure.
Sources: Self-experience and the clickable link sites