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 squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped, as if it couldn't go further.
So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and
snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly emerged easily but
it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.
The man continued to watch it,
expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge
and expand enough to support the body,
In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life
It was never able to fly.
What the man in his kindness
and haste did not understand:
The restricting cocoon and the struggle
required by the butterfly to get through the opening
was a way of forcing the fluid from the body
into the wings so that it would be ready
for flight once that was achieved.
Sometimes struggles are exactly
what we need in our lives.
Going through life with no obstacles would cripple us.
We will not be as strong as we could have been
and we would never fly.
So have a nice day and struggle a little and teach well.
Earlier I had the pictorial representation of this inspirational story. I searched it, but couldn't find. So I am posting the story only. If I get it in future, I will surely post it here.
The Butterfly and the Flower
Once there was a man who asked God for a flower.... ....and a butterfly.
But instead God gave him a cactus.... ....and a caterpillar.
The man was sad, he didn’t understand why his request was mistaken
Then he thought:
Oh well, God has too many people to care for... and decided not to question.
After some time, the man went to check up on his request that he had left forgotten
To his surprise, from the thorny & ugly cactus a beautiful flower had grown
And the unsightly caterpillar had been transformed into the most beautiful butterfly.
GOD always does things right!
His way is ALWAYS the best way, even if to us it seems all wrong.
If you asked God for one thing & received another, TRUST.
You can be sure that He will always give you what you need at the appropriate time.
What you want.......is not always what you need!
God never fails to grant our petitions, so keep on going for Him without doubting or murmuring.
Is tomorrow’s FLOWER!
GOD GIVES THE VERY BEST TO THOSE WHO LEAVE THE CHOICES UP TO HIM!