Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Butterfly or Freak?

Do you want to be a butterfly or freak?

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watch the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shrived wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that at any moment the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened! Instead the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly. What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening was God's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings, so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are what we need in our lives. If God allowed us to go through life without any obstacles. it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly!




From: 48 Days to the Work You Love

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