You know that post I wrote a couple of weeks ago about Little Joys? Well, today is one of those days where I need to read it again. Instead of looking at the good today, I am frustrated about any and everything that comes my way.
I am getting frustrated while asking the question, “Why can’t people just put things back where they got them?” at home and at work.
I am getting frustrated when I see that my kids are watching TV instead of doing the “to do” list they were given, and begging for sugary snacks when I tell them they can have fruit instead, and bugging me while I am trying to make myself some healthy turkey burgers for Mike to grill with the regular hamburgers later.
I am getting frustrated when I read about the injustice of a game played at our Biggest Loser competition last night (that caused our team to lose). (You can read all about it on my friend, Stephanie Kearns’ blog.)
I am getting frustrated with issues I can’t do anything about, which makes me even more frustrated.
I know I shouldn’t be going down this path. I know I need an attitude adjustment. I know I need to be looking for the joys in the day and looking for God at work. But I’m not.
So I asked, “God, help me. Why am I doing this and what needs to change?”
And this is what I got in response:
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42 (Italics mine)
Ok, Lord, I get it. I need to spend more time at your feet and less looking at what’s bugging me. More time watching you, and less time watching what is (or isn’t) happening around me.
With Your help, here goes.
What frustrations do you need to let go of today?