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Butterfly

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  • 1. ”One day, a small openingappeared on a cocoon;a man sat and watchedfor the butterfly forseveral hours as itstruggled to force its bodythrough that little hole.Then, it seems to stopmaking any progress.
  • 2. It appeared as if it hadgotten as far as it couldand it could not go anyfurther.So the man decided tohelp the butterfly: he tooka pair of scissors andopened the cocoon.
  • 3. The butterfly then emergedeasily.But it had a withered body, itwas tiny and shriveled wings.The man continued to watchbecause he expected that, atany moment, the wings wouldopen, enlarge and expand, tobe able to support thebutterfly’s body, and becomefirm.
  • 4. Neither happened!In fact, the butterflyspent the rest of its lifecrawling around with awithered body andshriveled wings.It never was able to fly.
  • 5. What the man, in hiskindness and his goodwill didnot understand was that therestricting cocoon and thestruggle required for thebutterfly to get through thetiny opening, were God’s wayof forcing fluid from the bodyof the butterfly into itswings, so that it would beready for flight once itachieved its freedom from thecocoon.
  • 6. Sometimes, struggles areexactly what we need in ourlife.If God allowed us to gothrough our life without anyobstacles, it would cripple us.We would not be as strong aswe could have been.Never been able to fly.
  • 7. Sometimes, struggles areexactly what we need in ourlife.If God allowed us to gothrough our life without anyobstacles, it would cripple us.We would not be as strong aswe could have been.Never been able to fly.
  • 8. I asked for STRENGTH…and I was given DIFFICULTIES to make mestrong.I asked for WISDOM…and I was given PROBLEMS TO SOLVE.I asked for PROSPERITY…and I was given BRAIN and BRAWN to work.I asked for COURAGE…and I was given OBSTACLES to overcome.I asked for LOVE…and I was given TROUBLED PEOPLE to help.I asked for FAVORS…and I was given OPPORTUNITIES.
  • 9. What is theimportance of experiencing hardships in one’s life?

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