Wants..and Needs....and the right time!!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

I heard that story before, I guess that was on radio. Yesterday I received it in a forwarded e-mail. Thought of sharing it, wish you would like it, even if you heard it before.

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. 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 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, shrivelled 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! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shrivelled 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 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 lives. If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly!

We asked for Strength, and God gave us Difficulties to make me strong.
We asked for Wisdom, and God gave us Problems to solve.
We asked for Prosperity, and God gave us Brain to work.
We asked for Courage, and God gave us Danger to overcome.
We asked for Favours, and God gave us Opportunities.

We received somethings we wanted, we received everything we needed!

Life is like a high way, but you don't know where your destinations is. Sometimes you are not even sure if it gets there. Still you keep on going. Make sure you enjoy the journey.
posted by MoonLightShadow at 1:24 PM, |