TURNING YOUR FRUSTRATIONS AND SENTIMENTS INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE.
Dear readers, I would like to challenge you to look around your society, nation and country. Is there anything that is irritating you? That might just be the very thing you are supposed to confront. Have you noticed anything that frustrates you? Maybe God wants you to address it. What angers you in your community? That anger might be the subtle voice of God bringing your attention to the burden of his heart. If you would respond to the leading of God, you could end up becoming a Moses in your class, a Moses in your generation, a Moses to your sphere of influence, a Moses in your promised land, and a Moses for millions of people worldwide.
“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” -Haile Selassie
Martin Luther, the German reformer, sensed a great deal of frustration towards the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. He was definitely not the only one who was frustrated by those practices in his days. But while others whined and complained about their frustrations, Martin Luther decided to take the bull by the horns.
He built a system by which he was going to set humanity free from the deception of religion. Today, as a result of the life and ministry of Martin Luther, almost a Billion people worldwide regard themselves as Protestants. A whole denomination was named after him. Lutheranism today constitutes over 80 million adherents.
This is what happens when we decide to do something with our frustrations. Those people who only complain, have nothing to show for it today, but those who act on their frustrations become Fathers and Mothers of nations.
Are you insulted and irritated by the political situations in your country? God might be telling you to address them. Becoming a politician might not be the only way to address a political situation, it might be enough for you just to set up a mechanism of removing those things that irritate you from the government. At times you simply need to speak out about what you see. At other times you might need to set up a structure or a system to address the issue. The bottom line is that you must turn your frustration into something constructive.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- Learning From the example of Nelson Mandela
- Changing from a mere complainer into a change Agent
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.