Balaam got really ticked off at his donkey. The animal just would not do what he wanted it to do. Balaam had a goal in mind and circumstances were not cooperating with his objectives. It is natural for us to pursue objectives and goal, but what if they donâ€™t work out?
The obstacle Balaam was encountering in his donkey was actually a merciful blessing from God, a hindrance designed by God for his guidance and protection. Rather than receiving Godâ€™s message to him in the event, Balaam got angry at the donkey. Of course, Balaamâ€™s motives were not right to begin with. But even if I am trying to do a good thing, how do I respond to circumstances I cannot control?