"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked.
"You must want to fly so much that you are willing
to give up being a caterpillar."
This quote really spoke to me today. The process of metamorphosis that a caterpillar goes through to become a butterfly is so symbolic of what we go through as humans as we grow through adversity. As a Christian who is actively putting my faith in Christ alone for physical healing and physical and spiritual transformation, I am especially feeling the discomfort of no longer wanting to be resting in this cocoon! I left the caterpillar stage about three years ago and as I've had these past three years to rest and Be Still in God, I am really getting excited about being free to fly.
Be Still and know that I am God. ~Psalm 46:10
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her. ~Luke 1:45
Having HOPE will give you courage. ~Job 18:11
And then I found this beautiful poem!
I tell of hearts and souls and dances...
Butterflies and second chances;
Desperate ones and dreamers bound,
Seeking life from barren ground,
Who suffer on in earthly fate
The bitter pain of agony hate,
Might but they stop and here forgive
Would break the bonds to breathe and live
And find that God in goodness brings
A chance for change, the hope of wings
To rest in Him, and self to die
And so become a butterfly.
~ Karen Kingsbury, Oceans Apart
For more inspirational quotes please see my Colorful Quotes page. I also have a very encouraging Faith board on Pinterest.