Monday, November 8, 2010

Butterflies

If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies...


You know what I'm talking about.

Its the moment right before something incredible happens.

Part fear, part excitement, and part keeping yourself together when you feel like you are about to explode into a million pieces.

Things you've waited on for a long time.

Things you never knew you wanted.

Things that are new and scary, but exciting all at the same time.

When you feel as if everyone in the whole world can hear your heart beating and you start to feel the butterflies...

I was thinking how appropriate it is that we call this sensation having butterflies in your stomach. Butterflies are actually a physical response to love, excitement, or nervousness... typically associated with something new or change...

I wonder if a butterfly gets butterflies.

I wonder if in that moment right before the caterpillar begins to ca coon himself, he gets scared.

Because he has always been a caterpillar, and he has probably gotten pretty good at it.

He knows where to find his food and where to crawl to stay away from danger...

He has never had wings or ever flown... sometimes it might seem easier to just be a caterpillar...

I feel like a lot of us are in the same place. We feel like we know whats best, and maybe we are afraid to step out, or even just too comfortable with who we are where we have been...

Because to be honest, its easy to stay here. It would be easy for things to stay the way they are, and never have to change.

But change is part of life, and without change we may never know what we are capable of... we may never know if we can fly...

So to completely honest, I think I have had more butterflies over the past week than I have in my entire life...

But I am honestly so excited to see where God is taking all of us on this journey.

Its OK to be scared.

Its normal to have doubts.

But its time to stop making excuses and to start actively pursuing the future that God has waiting for us...

I don't want to be content crawling around on the ground if God created me to fly...

I don't want to settle for anything less than His best...

And sometimes its scary and uncomfortable and pretty crazy...

I have complete confidence that all the things that are happening now are going to turn into something absolutely amazing...

So lets love each other and pray for each other and be thankful for all the blessings.

:We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." ~Maya Angelou



1 Corinthians 2:9 "...No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him."




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