We sit around and try to figure everything out on our own, and when we do that we just get more and more frustrated.  Frustration can be a powerful tool of Satan.  We have to look out for it just like any other temptation.  When I get frustrated I want to find more and more things to complain about.  I want to complain about people.  I want to complain about my workload. I want to complain about anything and everything.

What good does sitting around complaining do?

As a follower of Jesus Christ we have to stay focused.  We have to focus on Jesus above everything else.  I have found in my own life that focusing on Jesus takes my focus away from whatever is frustrating me and causing me to complain.

Many times as Christians we feel like we are the ones who have it all figured out.  I am a junior high minister and there are times that I think I understand the high school ministers job better than he does.   There are times I think I could do the senior ministers job better.  There are even times I think I could do our secretaries job better, but then I turn my focus back to Jesus.

I turn to follow Jesus and what happens is I remember that God hasn’t directed me to do any of those jobs, and honestly I don’t want those jobs right now.  I have been placed right here in junior high ministry for a reason, and I think it is totally awesome.

I quoted Proverbs 3:5 for you in my last post and I just want to remind you of it again.  Whenever you are frustrated or feel like complaining about someone or something just read this “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”.   If we would all just trust that God’s plan for all of us is best then we wouldn’t get so frustrated.

People will ignore the call to become followers of Jesus.  Some who claim to be followers won’t act like it all the time.  Students will disappoint you with their decisions.  We have to trust in God no matter what.

If you have an example of a time you truly trusted God, no matter how hard it was, then share it here in the comments.  I would love to hear about it, and I know others would too.