Frustration can get the best of us.
IF, we allow it to.
When we see things that are not right and need to be addressed, we can do two things. We can become frustrated and bitter or we can address the problem and see what we can do to find a solution.
One of my favorite passages of scripture is Jesus Christ entering the temple and overthrowing tables and casting people out who sold and bought in the temple.
I would love to know how Christ felt in that very moment—He addressed the issue. Frustrated or not, I don’t know; however, I can’t say I’ve ever overturned tables and kicked people out of my place without some level of frustration. I’m also sure it was done with a command presence, or I assume people wouldn’t have taken Him seriously and left.
“And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.” Mark 11:15-16.
“After entering Jerusalem, one of the first places Jesus visits is the temple. There, inside His father’s house, Jesus sees various merchants doing business. To see a place of worship converted into a center of commerce is something that Jesus cannot abide. Speaking with unmistakable authority, He commands them to leave.
Sometimes our own lives can seem as crowded and conflicted as the temple in Jerusalem. Jesus Christ showed us that we can have the courage to remove unnecessary distractions that come between us and our relationship with the Father.” Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
God will not be mocked. If we are to become like Him, we shouldn’t allow others to mock us, either. We may be frustrated and rightfully stand up for our beliefs, but like Christ, we can’t let frustration get the best of us.