Friday, November 19, 2010

inspiration story

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
So the man decided to help
the butterfly. He took a pair
of scissors and snipped off
the remaining bit of the
The butterfly then emerged
easily. But it had a swollen
body and small, shriveled
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
Neither happened! In fact,
the butterfly spent the rest
of its life crawling around
with a swollen body and
shriveled 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!
I asked for Strength.........
And God gave me Difficulties
to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom.........
And God gave me Problems
to solve.
I asked for Prosperity.........
And God gave me Brain and
Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage.........
And God gave me Danger to
I asked for Love.........
And God gave me Troubled
people to help.
I asked for Favors.........
And God gave me
I received nothing I
wanted ........
I received everything I

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