day, a small opening appeared in a cocoon;
a man sat and watched for the butterfly for several hours as
it struggled to force its body through
that little hole.
It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could not go any further. Then, it seems to stop making any progress.
the man decided to help the butterfly: he took a pair of scissors and opened
But it had a withered body, it was tiny and shriveled wings.
man continued to watch because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would
enlarge and expand, to be able to
open, enlarge and expand, to be able tosupport the butterfly’s body, and become firm.
happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling
around with a withered body and shriveled 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.
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.
asked for Strength... and God gave me
difficulties to make me strong.
asked for Wisdom... and God gave me problems to solve.
asked for prosperity...and God gave me a brain and brawn to work.
asked for Courage…and God gave me obstacles to overcome.
asked for Love...and
God gave me troubled people to help.
asked for Favors...and God gave me
received nothing I wanted...but I received
life without fear, confront all obstacles and know that you can overcome them."