Struggles In Our Lives

Tiffani Dilworth is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Author and Motivational Speaker inspirational hope

       A man found a cocoon of a butterfly, that he brought home.

Tiffani Dilworth is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Author and Motivational Speaker inspirational hope

       One day a small opening appeared in the cocoon. He sat and watched the coccon for several hours as the butterfly struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making  progress. It appeared as if the butterfly had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further. The man decided to help the butterfly in it’s struggle. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon, and the butterfly emerged easily.

Tiffani Dilworth is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Author and Motivational Speaker inspirational hope

       As the butterfly emerged, the man was surprised. It had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. He continued to watch the butterfly expecting that, at any moment, the wings would dry out, enlarge and expand to support the swollen body. He knew that in time the body which would contract and the butterfly would be able to fly.

       But neither happened!

       In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a shriveled wings.

Tiffani Dilworth is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Author and Motivational Speaker inspirational hope

       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 were required for the butterfly to be able to fly. The butterfly must push it’s way through the tiny opening to force the fluid from its body and wings. Only by struggling through the opening, can the butterfly’s wings be ready for flight once it emerges from the cocoon.

       Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life.  If  God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.

       And we could never fly.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s