Butterflies can handle the heat… can you?
Hello Ladies! it’s another day, another chance…
Let’s talk about butterflies.
Have you ever thought about butterflies as being gross?…No? You’re probably thinking what does this have to do with me anyway? Well let’s see how…
The Gross Part
In my opinion the grossest part of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly is when it must break out of that old crusty cocoon. It has to fight and struggle its way out of something it has been wrapped in for a while. When you are becoming a new creature, it won’t look beautiful right before the transformation. We know the things we have gone through to get where we are today: staying up late studying, saying no to our friends when they are going out to get sleep for that interview, letting go of that man who is dragging us down, and not snapping on that girl at work who always looking at you sideways.
It’s hard going through transformation especially when being the caterpillar was just getting comfortable. But please know that the cocoon is very necessary. If there was no cocoon there would be no wings which means no flight. The cocoon prepares you for your future. Ladies, what I want us to understand is just because something does not look or feel good when you go through it does not indicate that it is the end of the world. When that bright colored caterpillar decided to disappear into a cocoon it wasn’t the end… it was just the beginning!
“Don’t go changin!”
You know sometimes we as women think we are doing well being caterpillars. Everyone is used to us being a certain way, ALL THE TIME. They expect us to always have the personality THEY have gotten used to being around. But oh once we start going through that transformation, people will begin to stir… They will say “Why don’t you hang out with us anymore?” or “Are you okay?…We are worried about you?”
In the cocoon the butterfly literally dissolves itself to form new limbs new body, heck it is even adding something it never had before…wings! Of course when you start to change the others will say you don’t look like us anymore… you don’t act like us anymore…They (the caterpillars) will begin to look down upon you or even criticize you for changing. I’m here to encourage you Ladies.
Don’t let others come down on your come up.
And this is why I change…
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old are passed away; behold , all things are become new.”