This is just
another reminder that every obstacle we experience has a purpose,
a meaning, and in some way defines who we are.A man found
a cocoon of a butterfly. One day he saw a small opening in
the cocoon. He sat and watched 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 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
shriveled wings.He continued
to watch the butterfly, because he expected that, at any moment,
the wings would enlarge and expand to support the body, which
would contract in time.Neither happened!
In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling
around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It was never
able to fly.What he had
done, in his well-intentioned kindness and haste, was fail
to understand that the restricting cocoon and the truggle
required to get through the tiny opening were God's way of
forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into it's 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......
And we could never fly.......
Have a great day, a great life, struggle a little.... Then fly!