Inspirational Short Stories #04

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.

Until it suddenly stopped making any progress, and looked like it was stuck.

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, although it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man didn’t think anything of it, and sat there waiting for the wings to enlarge to support the butterfly. But that didn’t happen. The butterfly spent the rest of its life unable to fly, crawling around with tiny wings and a swollen body.

Despite the kind heart of the man, he didn’t understand that the restricting cocoon and the struggle needed by the butterfly to get itself through the small opening were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings to prepare itself for flying once it was out of the cocoon.

Moral of the story: Our struggles in life develop our strengths. Without struggles we never grow and never get stronger, so it’s important for us to tackle challenges on our own, and not be relying on help from others.

Thanks For Reading

Rêveuse

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42 thoughts on “Inspirational Short Stories #04

  1. Mia says:

    These are all great short stories that illustrate good points (I’ve used this one myself before) but I wish I knew who originally wrote them so they could get the credit…

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  2. Jokerswild says:

    I’d never get bored in your class lovely, love your inspirational stories and that’s so true. Without struggle, there is no progress. 🌹❤️
    Thank you for this. 😊

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  3. Prashantt says:

    Frangrance of success is pleasing only after the hard struggle, success isn’t meant achievable without hardships felt in way.
    Beautiful post!📝👌
    Have a great day ahead!😇

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  4. Bibobra Alabrah says:

    Reblogged this on Direct Insights and commented:
    It is sometimes very difficult to believe that our struggles are deliberately put there to prepare us for the challenges ahead but looking back I can connect the dots.

    The butterfly was supposed to go through that struggle to prepare for the future, unknowing to the man he aborted the destiny of that butterfly thinking he was being helpful.

    Is there any struggle you are going through right now? I bet there are many. Look for the silver lining, what is it trying to teach you? what are you learning from it? If you don’t pick the vital lessons now, you will struggle even more in the future.

    Best believe it, these struggles are a stepping stone to your next big accomplishment.

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