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*Leah* March 13th, 2013 01:33 PM

I read this today and thought I'd share it with you all :)

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 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, shriveled 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 it's 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. Sometime 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!

Remember...what we struggle with makes us strong!

Hope you liked this :)

KMH March 13th, 2013 01:51 PM

Re: Struggles
Love that...definitely true :heart:

*Leah* March 13th, 2013 01:54 PM

Re: Struggles
I think all of us will definitely be better parents, because we all struggled and really know how much we wanted these precious miracles. :)

Cait&AngelAbove March 13th, 2013 02:19 PM

Re: Struggles
Such a great message!!!

starlitnite611 March 13th, 2013 02:23 PM

Re: Struggles
Thank you so much!!

Raunchero March 13th, 2013 02:31 PM

Re: Struggles
What an amazing message... sometimes this can seems so unfair but in the heart of it, it is making us stronger

kayakr March 13th, 2013 03:16 PM

Re: Struggles
Sniff Sniff - so true

onlybygrace March 13th, 2013 03:59 PM

Re: Struggles
Love this!!!
Thanks for sharing!

cutenurse24 March 13th, 2013 09:17 PM

Re: Struggles
Thank you so much for sharing that!!!

MandyEllen March 15th, 2013 12:54 PM

Re: Struggles
I so feel like that butterfly lately!

*Leah* March 16th, 2013 02:09 PM

Re: Struggles
((HUGS)) MandyEllen ((HUGS))

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