I have tested this in my life. It rings true.
Then they drop the other shoe.
Larry states unequivocally that a goal that is Godly, Christ like, and, or Biblical cannot be blocked. So, if that is true, then frustration and anger are – well, he calls them idiot lights. They indicate that we are pursuing a goal that is not Godly, Christ like, or Biblical. It was precisely at that point in the seminar that Larry moved from really good instruction to insufferable meddling.
Problem is I have tested that as well. Unfortunately it seems to ring true. I am still hoping I can find an exception.
It is in my most important relationships that this plays out. Do I want someone to respond to me in a certain way or is my goal to engage with them in a way that would honor Christ. Getting my way in their response is definitely a blockable goal. My responding to them, engaging with them in a manner that honors Christ regardless of their response is not blockable.
It just requires death. It requires a ruthless application of Philippians 2:3 – 9.
So my assignment when I am frustrated and, or angry, is to ask what is it that I am trying to do that is being blocked. Then to ask the Lord what I can do to change my goal to one that is unblockable. Lastly, I have to actually change the goal.
I do not always succeed.