by Jeff Schreve

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Frustrated (4 of 8)
Series: God's Message in Your Emotions
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Jeremiah 1:10

If you have your Bible, please turn to Jeremiah chapter 1, Jeremiah chapter 1. We're in a series called, "God's Message in Your Emotions." And we're looking at painful emotions. And we're tracing painful emotions back to the source, tracing emotional pain, to find victorious living. And we've looked at the emotion of inferiority and anger and loneliness. And today, we want to look at that painful emotion called frustration.

How many people in this room were frustrated yesterday from 11:00 am to about 2:30, can I see your hands? Wow! Frustration! How many people in this room ever get frustrated fixing things, can I see your hands? Wow! Man, my hand is so high up. I am not good at fixing things. I have certain strengths and certain weaknesses, and fixing stuff is a big weakness and when Debbie and I first got married, I kind of thought that's what you were just supposed to do. My dad always fixed up, so I thought I was suppose to fix stuff, And, you know, for Christmas one year, she got me some tools and an electric drill and all that. And, man, I remember vividly one time, she asked me to put in a doggie door for our little dog, Maggie. This was, gosh, I don't know - 10 years or so ago.

And she gave me the box, and it was a doggie door and Maggie's only about 10 pounds. And it said on the box, "Easy installation." I said, "Man, that's for me, easy installation." And then I pulled out the directions. And right off the bat it says, "Take your electric drill." I was like, "Wait a minute. Easy installation starts off with grab your hammer. That to me, that's easy installation." Getting an electric drill out is like, "Whoa, oh, power tools. This isn't good."

Well, I worked on that doggie door with my electric drill on my stomach getting you know, trying to go through the door. I'm drilling and drilling and nothing is happening. I found out I had a metal door. I ...

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