Are You Struggling?

Have you ever watched a caterpillar go through metamorphism?  The caterpillar has to go through quite a struggle to get out of that cocoon.  As a result of this struggle, the excess fluid in its body is shed and its wings get strong enough to enable the new butterfly to fly.  Without the metamorphism, the caterpillar can never become what it is destined to be nor do what it was created to do.

So it is with Christians.  The struggles in life are what make you into the person  God has created you to be.  The Lord told us that in this world we would have struggles, but we are not to become discouraged because Jesus Christ has overcome the world.  Yet, many find it difficult to endure their hardships but the only way out is to go through them.   There are no shortcuts.  The life lessons you learn are not only for you, but they are yours to share with others so that you can help them along their way.  We all need to be comforted from time to time, and your experiences could go a long way to pull someone else up who is having a difficult time in getting up on their own.

God wants you to rise above (fly) everything that you will face.  He does not want you to give in or give up.  It will not be easy, but if you do not grow weary in well doing, you will receive the reward that you worked so hard to attain.