Life Lessons From a Frog
By Annelise Jagitsch
Have you ever watched a frog catch a fly? They (the frogs) just sit there. Perfectly still. Then all of a sudden, BAM! The fly has been caught. It’s incredible.
I once watched a frog sit on a log for about ten minutes before it caught its supper. I was amazed by the patience that frog possessed. I would have gotten tired of waiting and probably jumped into the pond to go find something else to eat. But not that frog. He waited. And he waited. And he kept on waiting.
So often in life, we get impatient with God. He asks us to wait and at first, we do. But then we start to get annoyed. The fly isn’t close enough. It’s not slowing down or settling down enough for us to grab. So guess what? We decide to jump into the pond and go find an easier supper. We might find something but it’s never going to be as great as what God asked us to wait for. If we had just waited for that fly to settle down if we had just waited on God’s timing, what awesome flies (opportunities) could we grab hold of?
Frogs have a huge lesson to teach us. Patience. On God and each other. Next time it seems like your fly isn’t settling down and it’s been a minute, remember that God’s just asking you to wait. That fly may leave but another will come. God will never leave you hanging forever. He’s just asking you to wait.