Saturday, 6 October 2007

Monday morning Inspiration # 5

It is an inspirational story this time which I came across in one of the website.

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 the man decided 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 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 overcome.

I asked for Love.........
And God gave me Troubled people to help.

I asked for Favors.........
And God gave me Opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted ........
I received everything I needed!

After reading it I realised, how true it is.. I strongly believe it is those difficult times one comes across that makes them strong and builds their confidence .. If any unfavourable incident occurs , lets take it in the right spirit and be positive .. The out comes at the end of it will surely overshadow the struggles .. Have a happy week ahead ! :)

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Melanie said...

What a lovely inspirational post!

Drama Div@ said...

In life, no pain means no gain! we should live each moment without any anxiety and face obstacles and bumpers in front of us.

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Thanks Mel! :)

So,true Diva .. :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Well said ma.


Karthick said...

I asked for inspiration
God shown me shalini's blog :)

akanksha said...

wow...its really a great story!!!Inspiring and thought provoking:-)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Tks Shalini for passing by..yes my fav too,at that time ,was just the cream.same pinch.
Please do add me.Can i add too.But please let me know how do i go about it,since i am new to blogs

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@ Compassion unlimited

Thanks sir :)

Thanks Kartick, Feeling all honored:)


Thanks dear :)

@ CU

Thank You , will drop a comment on your blog as to how you can link people

shashi said...

amazing pics.. n inspirational post

Mystery said...

hey shalini...that was a very insightful post..

Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets..

and thanks for dropping by my blog..:)..


Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Thanks Shashi :)


That was a lovely comment from you.Thanks for dropping by and stay in touch :)

kaylee said...

Oh my god just what i needed to read today :P

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

Glad you liked it Kaylz :)