Monday, June 9, 2008

A Crippled Butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day, a small opening appeare, 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.Neither happened. In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It 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 nature'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 nature allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.And we could never fly.

Sometimes we ask why God would create obstacles that are on our way and we would ask Him to take it all away. Sometimes we forget that God would never let us face an obstacle that we're not able bear. God knows the limit to our strengths. The best thing to do is to never give up in life. All of our struggles and obstacles will make us stronger and better in any way.

yup.. in my oppinion, even ALLAH create obstacles, he also create "hikmah", thankz to him with alhamdulillah, "reda" to wut ever happen to your life, Insyallah, "hikmah" will slowly appear to your life..


Umarzuki said...

hebat artikel ni, semacam menerangkan orang kita yang terlalu dimanja-manjakan sampai cacat usaha dan minda untuk berjaya.

Retroser said...

yup, gitu la kisahnye, kdang2 dugaan mengajar kite erti kesilapan, menyedarkan kite kesilapan yg harus kite perbaiki,

Jevon said...

love this story!

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