In the case of this post you can replace "fly" with the name of that person in your life that annoys, irritates, angers, frustrates you. The person that is just like a little fly buzzing around your head that you just keep flapping your hand at hoping they will go away and your life will be nice and peaceful again.
This person can be a coworker that just causes you to slam your head onto your desk because they just don't get the concept of "team players" or what the definition of work really is (amazingly enough it is not socialize and drink coffee as I originally assumed it was...oops....), it could be that sister-in-law that is overbearing, bossy and rude, that person that just doesn't understand there are "rules" in life and breaks them all of the time, that acquaintance that always bails on you at the last minute. We all have one of those people in our lives..a fly!
As with many insects, I sit there and sometimes ponder what their purpose is. You know I get bees - they pollinate flowers and make honey but flies or how about mosquito's? They are just those pesky things in our life we try to swat away!
So anyway my point, not that there really is one, is that sometimes I wish I had an oversized fly swatter and I could just go "Shoo! Go away!" and swat at these people. Wouldn't that be nice? I know there is some reason these people are in our lifes - makes us stronger people, makes us value others more, maybe they make us realize how we don't want to act or behave.
I don't know - It is late and I think I am to the point where I am just babbling away! I think God is just testing my strength and self control. He is saying "Stephanie, put down the fly swatter! PUT DOWN THE FLY SWATTER!" Okay God I hear you loud and clear!