Spiritual Nugget 4.11.19

There’s a lot nature teaches us the life lesson. One of them is from the transformation of caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly.

The caterpillar evolves many times over before it becomes a butterfly. The caterpillar teaches us the wisdom of constant and incremental evolution and offers the promise of flying.  To compete, to advance and to win in our personal lives, we must evolve constantly and purposefully, always.

The process of metamorphosis that a caterpillar undergoes teach us about letting go of negative thoughts and feelings and finding a new way to move forward.

The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity. Same is true with us. No one is touched with our hard work, but the outcome does. After going through all those changes we can only see the beauty of butterfly instead of scars of hardship. The result from the hard work is always pure and beautiful.

Change is needed but not always a good thing. What we need is not change from one thing to another but transformation from who we are into who we were meant to become. Only when God’s transforming power touches us can we begin to live the simpler, freer, fresher, more creative, more patient, more passionate, more sacrificial, riskier, rawer, more real, more love-driven life God intended for us all along. That transformation is what awaits all who dare to enter the story of God. As the Apostle Paul wrote, ‘Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think'” (Romans 12:2). Enter into Holy Week this year with this new attitude and let the passion of Christ touches your heart and transforms you into an instrument of contagious positivity to your coworkers and loved ones. Leave your dark tomb behind, be resurrected, and walk with Him in the newness of life as the Easter sun rises on your horizon.