A few weeks ago, my son was playing around one of my wife’s file boxes. He noticed a fly that kept landing on the file box. Suddenly, he started shaking the box and flipping it over.
My wife, who was startled by what Aaron was doing, said, “What are you doing, Aaron?”
Aaron replied, “I’m trying to get this fly off of the box,” while he violently shook and turned over the box (he’s 4 by the way).
My wife said, “Don’t worry about it, the fly can’t hurt the box.”
The Fly Can’t Hurt the Box
How many times do we get shaken in our lives, thinking that the fly’s of this world will hurt us?
As I thought about this situation it reminded me of how easy it is for us to focus on the little nuances of life that try to shake our confidence in the Lord. I bet if we stepped back, we would realize that much of what we think are dangerous things to be worried about, are simple distractions from fly’s.
Isaiah had a clear picture of who this fly really is. In Isaiah 14:16-17, he says, “‘Those who see you will gaze at you and consider you, saying: “Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world as a wilderness and destroyed its cities, who did not open the house of the prisoners?”‘”
If we begin to focus on the Creator and who He is, we won’t have time for the fly’s that buzz in and out of our life. So the next time the fly lands on your file box, don’t worry about it, he can’t hurt your file box.