June 26, 2012

Waiting for Mr. Right like a Firefly [Part 1]




Its that time of the year- Summer. Almost every night when I walk my dog one last time before going to bed I see these little lights flying around- Fireflies. Many of us have fond childhood memories of summer nights with fireflies; maybe some of you have caught fireflies and put them in a glass. But you probably wondering: "How in the world can I learn to wait for Mr. Right from a Firefly?"

Well lets see:

Fireflies can control the light they produce. They send out light in a pattern of flashes. When it gets dark, the firefly flies through the night. It flashes light like a signal. Each firefly has its own personal signal. The male firefly flashes his light for a very important purpose.  He is trying to look for a mate. A mate that flashes the same signals. {source}

The female firefly has short wings and most of the time cannot fly. She perches herself on a bush, rock or in the tall grass and waits, waits and waits. When a male passes by with a signal the female recognizes, the female flashes back the same signal. If the female smells right to him, the two get married and live happily ever after... {source}

I remember my mother telling me how the ones flying around were the males and the females were the ones in grass. I remember jokingly telling male fireflies where I saw a female. Toward the end of one summer we saw this one female firefly that had been sitting in particular spot in the grass all summer, far from all the others. We told her to move farther down, she will never find someone there but every night she glowed and glowed and glowed. She finally did meet someone because we didn't see her anymore. ☺


That summer I can learn an important message from these fireflies. As a girl I should stay at home, read my Bible, pray every day, keep my heart clean, do my responsibilities at church, do my best in school/college, be a good example at work... be that girl the Lord wants me to be. As I am doing this I am flashing my light. Each girl flashes a different pattern. Our light tells the guys around us how much love the Lord, if we are athletic or musical, shy or outgoing, a reader or crafter, and so much more.

When we stay in the "grass" God put us in and flash our lights, the Lord will bring the right firefly our way. Too many girls go roaming around, try to flash a different light than their own only to be heart broken because the relationship didn't last. Just wait, do Gods will for your life right now and flash YOUR light pattern.

Some may have to wait an "entire summer" to find the right one but what a blessing it is when you look up one day and Mr Right is flashing the same light you are flashing, knowing full well,

"This is God's perfect firefly for me!"

Come next Tuesday to read "Waiting For Mrs Right [Part 2]"










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27 comments:

  1. I love this analogy! You can be sure my thirteen-year-old and I will be talking about fireflies one evening soon :)

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  2. What a beautiful analogy. :) i love it.

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  3. What an interesting post! I never knew this about female fireflies. I love the way you told about them, and drew this lesson from them. It's so sadly true that "Too many girls go roaming around, try to flash a different light than their own..." And what if they win some guy as a husband? Pretend all their lives they're someone other than who they are? How blessed to be who we are and wait for the signals that match!

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    1. You are right. Some girls do end up with a husband that "flashes different" and it will never be as good a marriage as if they had waited. Good thought!

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  4. Visiting from SAST. I never knew this about fireflies. Such a cute idea to follow. Thanks for linking up!

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  5. This is great, Iris! And you are so right on--wait for God to bring that right guy to your "light." Not enough single believing women get this. It is so crucial to not only finding the guy God wants you to marry, but also being the right (or healthy) kind of girl to be his wife!

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  6. What an awesome analogy! Such a cool blog! Love what you're doing here. :) Hopping from Thoughtful Thursday.

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  7. thanks for sharing Iris this is something i needed to hear & practice I'm your newest follower

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    1. Glad I was a help through the grace of God. Excited to have you in my blog family! :)

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  8. This was just beautiful and so insightful! I love it!

    Thank you for linking up!

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    1. Thank you and I always enjoy linking up! ☺

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  9. What a sweet concept - and I learned quite a bit about fireflies as well :) Tonight I'm going to see if I can tell where they are flashing from!

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    1. I hope you had fun watching the fireflies flash! Thank you for stopping by.

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  10. I love this illustration. coming over from Denise in Bloo,m and glad to read your writing.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. :D

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  11. I love this! what a cool analogy! I'll have to remember this when my daughter is older.

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    1. It will make some interesting conversation. Thank you for stopping by.

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  12. When I was in this spot I went to a single youth conference. One of the speakers said "lettuce and carrots ladies, lettuce and carrots." He made an analogy to us about being the best that we could be. "You can be the most beautiful lettuce out there, and if he is looking for carrots he will not see your beautiful lettuce leaves." I thought to myself "what am I" At that time I felt like a rutabaga. I decided to be the best "rutabaga" that I could be. I worked on making me the best that I could be. It was still several years until I found my king. But the wait was worth it. My parents had been on me for years to get married and have them some grandchildren. When all my friends started getting divorced, my mother decided that maybe it was Ok that I was taking my time to find a "good one" that I could love forever.

    One thing that helped was a book "the rules" by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider. It showed me how to play the dating game and how to avoid getting hurt. I needed that. I needed to learn how to shine my light so that I could be found. It sounds like you are off to a good start on your way to finding the man of your dreams.

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    1. I really love this analogy! Especially as teens we are prone to imitate instead of being ourselves. I am happy that you waited for Mr Right.

      I see many young people getting married very early & quickly and sometimes it is very discouraging for my boyfriend (late 20's) and I to have to wait so long but I always say....lets wait and see who is still together in 10 years from all of those couples where everything seemed so happy & easy.

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  13. This is a great analogy...and so true! It is so much better to wait on God's timing with relationships - how much waiting on Him spares us.

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    1. You are right and thank you for stopping by! :)

      Iris♥

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  14. This is precious & such a cute analogy!! I LOVE it!!! I'm so sorry I have only just now headed over from a sweet comment you left me like a year ago about this post. OOPS. Terrible blogger right here.
    Thanks for sharing precious girl!! Much Love!! =)

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