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.
19 people like this
• 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.
• 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.
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 ...
• 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!