Obstructed View

@just4him (109873)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
May 12, 2017 5:15pm CST
Last week I went to a mother/daughter/friend banquet with my friend from Writer's Guild, also the same person who is proofing my manuscript, Freedom's Cry. On the way home it was dark, so it is hard to see what is in front of the person in front of me. I was sitting at a green light, yes green, and getting frustrated at the lack of movement in the car in front of me. He/she could see what I could not until it became visible to me too - another car had pulled out of a parking lot next to the street and was going into the cross lane. When my frustration departed, the Lord was quick to remind me that life is full of obstructed views and only he can see the way ahead clearly. I need to trust him when the way is obstructed and learn patience. How is the view? Is it obstructed once in a while? How is your patience? Do you get low on patience and high on frustration? Thanks for reading.
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@TRBRocks420 (73791)
• Banks, Oregon
12 May 17
Amen my friend and, I have been doing a lot better lately just staying peaceful and, calm, knowing everything can't always be perfect here on earth.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
No it can't. I'm glad you're getting better about being peaceful and calm.
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@TRBRocks420 (73791)
• Banks, Oregon
12 May 17
@just4him Yes, because losing your temper or getting frustrated just makes it worse.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
@TRBRocks420 Yes it does.
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@Corbin5 (99913)
• United States
12 May 17
I am always working on patience. Patience really is of great value. I always remember the words of the well-known psychiatrist, Dr. Abraham A. Low, "If my patients had patience, I wouldn't have patients."
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 May 17
@Corbin5 - I love that quote by Dr. Low: If my patients had patience, I wouldn't have patients. That's a good one to remember!
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@marlina (71256)
• Canada
13 May 17
@DeborahDiane, I like that quote a lot.
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@Corbin5 (99913)
• United States
13 May 17
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@Courtlynn (65541)
• United States
12 May 17
Yes i do.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
It's hard not to lose patience.
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@Courtlynn (65541)
• United States
13 May 17
@just4him yes it is
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
12 May 17
Trust in the Lord as always.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 May 17
Yes, and it was a good reminder.
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@jstory07 (65293)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 May 17
I have lots of patience but my husband has none. So I have to calm him down.
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• Laguna Woods, California
13 May 17
@jstory07 - My husband is not very patient, either. I often have to calm him down. He has gotten a little better now that he is in his 70s.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
Patience isn't my strong suit. Though I do have more patience in some areas than others.
@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
@DeborahDiane I'm glad he's gotten better with patience.
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@CRK109 (14420)
• United States
13 May 17
Sometimes I can't see what's right in front of me. But I'm working on that through prayer.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
So am I.
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@Kandae11 (35096)
12 May 17
When I think I might lose patience I count to ten.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
I used to do that too.
@NJChicaa (36866)
• United States
12 May 17
That was a good way to look at the situation. I wouldn't have considered it advice from above but I can see why you would. Personally, my view is fine. I was in a bad place a couple of years ago mentally, but I've been climbing out of that hole since then and am good with where I am now. I am FULL of patience as I deal with hundreds of teenagers each day. I can't stand people who have no patience. My husband drives me nuts when he tries to rush me through a story or situation.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
That's great you have patience. You must have my share too, because I'm low on it.
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@DianneN (74275)
• United States
13 May 17
My husband is much more patient than I. I'm quick to fly off the handle, even though I know it doesn't do any good. I've been better than I used to be.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
I'm glad you're better at it. I'm getting there. At least I don't and never have done hand or finger signals while driving. I just talk to the car in front of me. I know they can't hear me.
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@DianneN (74275)
• United States
14 May 17
@just4him That's a much safer way. Lol!
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
@DianneN Yes it is.
@MarymargII (9398)
• Toronto, Ontario
13 May 17
Great analogy on life and you're right- we don't have the whole picture so should trust and not jump to conclusions!
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
I need to learn that. I'm working on it.
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• Toronto, Ontario
15 May 17
@just4him I think most of us are.
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
13 May 17
It does get obstructed at times but then the Lord comes to me and shows me that there is light at the end of the tunnel
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
I like when he does that.
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
14 May 17
@just4him me too
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@alberello75 (16516)
• Genova, Italy
12 May 17
You know. My point of view can be distorted by the real one. That's because I'm a handicapped person. So some slight difficulties, I see them as insurmountable obstacles! This because unfortunately, often I do not have the ability to deal with.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
It can be troublesome at times.
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@alberello75 (16516)
• Genova, Italy
14 May 17
@just4him Not sometimes. In my case, very often!
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@ranan1989 (396)
13 May 17
You have put an engrossing issue in such an eloquent manner ... Thanx for the article ... Life is full of obstruction but we should tackle it calmly without creating detestable remarks to other .. Ostensibly we lose our patience sometimes but after realization we should be cautious about this ...
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
Caution requires patience. I need to learn both.
@DeborahDiane (20021)
• Laguna Woods, California
13 May 17
You make a good point in this post. Sometimes we have to be patient and trust that God is aware of things, even when we are not.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
So true.
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@responsiveme (14474)
• India
13 May 17
Yes it is ... But we need to hang on.you have given a very nice allegory
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
Thank you.
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@garymarsh6 (13201)
• United Kingdom
13 May 17
Sitting in traffic for perhaps half of my waking life I have learnt to accept this and just go with the flow. I know it does not get you forward any faster it just causes you frustration and anger. Let it go you will get home one way or another!
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
Good advice. I should be more patient than I am. I'm a work in progress on that.
@Juliaacv (28961)
• Canada
13 May 17
Personally, I feel challenged when trying to exercise patience while driving, or even while riding sometimes! Its a work in progress every time that I go out, but I'm not too bad.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
I'm okay until the driver in front of me is stopped for some unknown reason, or someone cuts me off. I make comments though, and nothing anyone else but me and God can hear.
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• Philippines
13 May 17
That depends on the situation. But If i were hungry or had lack of sleep, there's no way I could even try to be patient.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
I can understand that.
@valmnz (12596)
• New Zealand
13 May 17
Yes, sometimes it is so easy to get impatient when others can see what we can't. It's all about being thnkful for the moment that was meant to be.
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@just4him (109873)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
14 May 17
I need to practice being thankful for that moment.
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