Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Humble Yourself

Today as I was sitting in the car getting my thoughts together for my Eddie Long story, I saw a caterpillar. Caterpillars are not very attractive, they crawl all over the ground, eating leaves, just living a real low down life... Then they go into hiding, they go into their cocoons and stay away from the world for a period of time. Then they come out as butterflies, beautiful bright colored wings, flying all across the world, drinking sweet nectar from the flowers.

God has place us all in a butterfly life cycle. We go throw our caterpillar stage, not working or working for little, busing tables, fixing cars, doing hair, pretty much just straight up struggling! But all the dirt we were eating was only to fill us up and prepare us for the hibernation we are about to go throw.

We go into a cocoon, where no one can talk to us, no one can see us, we depressed, sitting at home crying, nobody understands, don't want to be bothered. But in HIS time, we come out, beautiful, no longer eating leaves, but drinking sweet nectar, no longer busing tables, but owning the restaurant, no longer fixing cars, but buying many cars just cause we can. There is nothing wrong with living and appreciating the lavish life, it feels good, but don't look down on the other people going thru their caterpillar stage.

2 Chronicles 26:16 "But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall..."

Keep this is mind when you look at somebody who is going thru something in life, remember that you are not Jesus, you live a sinful life just like everybody else walking this earth. You are not perfect and neither is the person next, in front of, or behind you, humble yourself to better view other peoples lives.

1 comment:

  1. This is my first visit to your blog, and I really enjoyed this post. I had never thought about the commonality between the caterpillar, butterflies and ultimately ourselves.

    Excellent post. I'll have to stop by again.