Saturday, May 25, 2013

Do You Want To Be A Butterfly Or A Freak?

This is from the book, "48 Days To The Work You Love," by Dan Miller. This quote is found on page 24- 25. I really liked this. I hope it ministers to you like it did me....

"The man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He watched the butterfly for several hours as a struggle to force its body through that little hole. Then it seems to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it could go no further. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He slipped off the remaining bit of the cooking. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small shriveled wings. The man expected that the wings would enlarge and expand to support the body, which would contract in time, but neither happened. Instead the butterfly spent the rest of his life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never flew. What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand was that the restricting cocoon was God's way of forcing fluid from the butterfly's body into its wings, so that it could fly once  free from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need. If God allowed us to Go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us we would not be as strong and we could never fly!"
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