Benefits of Struggling— All Things Work together for our Good!

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
farther. Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so 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.
In fact, the butterfly spent the
rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings.
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 life.
 Who knows if God had allowed us to go through our
life without any challenges or obstacles, it may have affected us negatively. We would not be as strong as
what we could have been.
we could never fly.


Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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