A Butterfly's Lesson
One day, a small oppening
appeared on a cocoon; a man sat and watched for the butterfly for several hours
as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.
Then, it seems to stop making
It appeared as if it had gotten
as far as it could and it could not go
So the man decided to help the
butterfly: he took a pair of scissors and opened the cocoon.
The butterfly then emerged
But it had a withered body, it
was tiny and shrivelled wings.
The man continued to watch
because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would open, enlarge and
expand, to be able to support the butterfly’s body, and become firm.
Neither happened! In fact, the
butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a withered body and
shrivelled wings. It never was able to fly.
What the man, in his kindness and
his goodwill did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the
struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening, were 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 exactly
what we need in our life.
If God allowed us to go through
our life without any obstacles, it
would cripple us. We would not be as
strong as we could have been. Never been able to fly.
I asked for Strength...
And God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
Iasked for Wisdom...
And God gave me Problems to
I asked for prosperity...
And God gave me a Brain and Brawn
I asked for Courage…..
And God gave me obstacles to overcome.
I asked for Love...
And God gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors...
And God gave me Opportunities.
“I received nothing I wanted...
But I received everything I
Live life without fear, confront
all obstacles and evince that you can overcome them.
Send this message to your friends and
show them how much you care. Send it to anybody that you consider a FRIEND,
even if this means to send it to the same person that conveyed it to you. If
this message returns to you, you can be sure that your circle of friendship is
made out of true friends.
Click here for a slide show, in Microsoft PowerPoint, of this beautiful story.