Yes, I understand I haven't blogged in two days.  Why? 

Many of you haven't been getting my blog posts, or you have been finding them in your SPAM/junk file.  

Apparently, some email providers have recently changed their filters to include a new set of words.  Words which if used in the title above or even in the body of this post will be flagged and dealt with.  The reason for this new wave of security is due to a few people abusing their email accounts.  I can understand.  A few specific industries who if I even mention their name in this post will cause it to be flagged and tossed in the trash can.  

Some of my blog posts didn't make it to your mailbox.  This is why I am frustrated.  

Jesus said,  John 16:33  I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Jesus didn't have to send an email.  But I do believe He understands when communication becomes a source of frustration.  How many times did He tell people who He was and still they wouldn't place their faith in Him?

Frustration is eventually productive.  

I've said this before, but it bears repeating.  How you ask?  

1) Make sure what your being frustrated about it worth it.  We can become frustrated with things that really don't matter.  Don't waste your time. 
2) Don't treat frustration poorly.   Watch your attitude.  A lousy attitude only delays the reward. 
3) Keep your principles and character in place, or you will be tempted.  Frustration can become a temptation to cheat or take shortcuts.  They are not worth it. 
4) Patience is a virtue.  Sorry, but if you're going to be frustrated, you're going to learn patience.  
5) The reward is always worth it.  Celebrate when the frustrating thing you were dealing with is over. It was worth it all. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, Help me through my frustrations.  AMEN  

P.S. I ran this blog through a SPAM filter.  I changed 13 words.  Let's see if this works.