Lesson to learn

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. 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 further. 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. 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 God'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 lives. If God
allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it  would cripple us.
We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly!

I asked for Strength.........
And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom.........
And God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity.........
And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage.........
And God gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love.........
And God gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors.........
And God gave me Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted ........
I received everything I needed!