Strength in Struggle

Camera Model Canon EOS 500D 
Shooting Date/Time 06/25/09 17:03:32
Shooting Mode Macro( Close Up )
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) 11.0
ISO Speed 400
Lens EF50mm f/1.8 II

For every beauty, there are imperfections... many things that i can't help to change but i try to remind myself that there is probably a reason for it being so. 

I found the following to be very inspiring and uplifting and makes me view struggles and problems a new perspective:

"A man found a cocoon for 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 the little hole.

Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and could go no farther. Then the man decided to help the butterfly.

He took a pair of scissors and snipped the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily.

Something was strange. The butterfly had a swollen body and shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected 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 deformed wings. It was never 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 small opening of the cocoon are 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 life.

If God allowed us to go through all our life without any obstacles, that would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.

Not only that, we could never fly."

Everything comes from God- good things and bad things as well be it problems, flaws, misfortunes, etc. So i try to diminish the feeling of hate for anything... Hating something God created is like hating God himself.

It's just like loving a person: love not only his good side but his flaws as well cos that's what makes him who he is. 

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