For lack of wording, I’d have to say I’m in a season of frustration.
The moments consist of the tension where I can see my dream, but yet it still seems so far away! My every breath feels weighted down as it lays in the in-between state from a far off vision to a reality.
Are you here with me? Or have you been there?
I’ve been there before. Do I want to be here now? NO! It’s not a fun place to be as you wake up exhausted from the frustration. Every move forward seems more like a chore than a pleasure. And I find myself wondering why? I look around and it seems that everyone else is achieving their dream. How can my journey feel so burdensome? Friends say the frustration on the way to the dream is necessary. I really want to argue with them, but deep down I know they are right. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it – I get that, but still do not like it. I’m realizing that in the frustration our character is honed and our dream crystalized further. But the in-between wait seems forever some days.
What am I supposed to do in the wait?
Today, I’m going to choose to move ahead instead of being paralyzed by the wait. Moving almost seems impossible as my feet feel weighted. So how will I move ahead as the tension mounts? What can I do?
I’ll serve right where I am.
I’ll use the gifts at my finger tips and serve others in my midst. I’ll write and push publish. I’ll teach and pray for others. I’ll serve the homeless and do what God has put in front of me in the moment. The thought of moving and serving others eases the weight of the frustration. The services above might not be my ultimate dream. I still might feel frustrated and exhausted with the journey, but serving is what I’m called to do. And somewhere in the middle of using my gifts to help others, I’m counting on the fact that my dream will be fulfilled if I don’t succumb to the frustration.
So frustrations get behind me!
I’m moving ahead and through the frustration of the wait. Oh friend, do not let your frustrations frustrate your dream. [click to tweet] There is too much at stake! If this tension is something you struggle with, pre-order Jeff Goins new book soon to be released The In-Between. How do you handle the frustrations of fulfilling your dream? *This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting this blog in this way!