I. What leads to frustration? (James 1:19-20, NKJV)
1. When you don’t get enough rest.
i. The Bible calls those who will not work lazy, and those who will not rest
ii. Don’t look for the quick answer rather than the right one.
iii. Get more rest and think before you answer.
2. When you try to love up to everyone’s expectations.
i. Often times, “no” is the word that needs to be said in order to live out
Romans 12:2. (Romans 12:2, NKJV; Psalm 37:3-5, NKJV)
ii. You cannot allow yourself to be taken hostage by what others think
iii. You must focus on what God says about you, not others.
3. When you do not disconnect.
i. If you allow the noise of technology to trump the voice of God in your
life, it always leads to frustration.
4. Not realizing that Zechariah 4:6 is true. (Zechariah 4:6, CEV)
i. God said it’s not up to you, it’s up to Him. (Ecclesiastes 3:11, NKJV)
5. Unmet expectations often bring frustration.
i. One of the main causes of frustration is real or perceived unmet
expectations. (Proverbs 4:7, NKJV)
II. Actions steps:
1. Make sure the other person understands what you expect.
2. If you work for someone else, make sure you know what they expect of you.
3. If you’re married, you and your spouse need to talk about what you expect from
4. When talking about expectation, always use the words, “I desire” vs. “I
5. When our desires are not met, it brings disappointment, but when our demands
are not met, it brings anger.
6. We cannot demand anyone to do anything. We can share our desires.