The beauty of the Caterpillar

I am a Caterpillar!
The moment I walked out of my shell my mum said to me, “Son, you are born to be a butterfly”.
“But how can this be?” I said –
Seeing my complexion and features;
It is nothing compared to the beauty of the butterfly.
She said to me, “Son, I do not know how it happens, but one thing I know is this, He who was and who is and is to come said so”.

Full of disappointment, I left my mom’s presence and crawled through the dust of the earth till I found myself in the forest where I met the trees.
They noticed my countenance and persuaded me to tell them what bothered me.
I reluctantly played along as I told them my story.
The trees then said to me, “Do not worry and do not be afraid, He who was, who is and who is to come is faithful. Can’t you see? No man waters us but yet we are fresh, healthy and green”.

Their efforts to cheer me up failed as I quietly crawled away.
I then saw the dried grasses that covered an entire mountain.
I said to them, “Why are you not worried seeing that the slightest wind will blow you away?”
They said to me, “Though the winds blow and though we are blown away, we will surely come forth again green and beautiful; for He who was and who is and is to come is faithful”.

I then looked up and saw the eagle flying high up in the sky and called her attention.
I asked her, “Why is it that when all other birds and everybody else bows and flees from the storm, you face the storm head on?”
She said to me, “I do not know but in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth and then said, let there be and there was; I am, by the word of God.

At that point I realized that my doubts and unbelief will only keep me away from my cocoon.
So I decided to take all my doubts and unbelief with me into my cocoon.
Though it was dark, though it was painful, though it was lonely; one thing is sure –
Today I am a butterfly!

This is how a sinner becomes a saint, not needing to know or understand the process of becoming. All we are asked to do is believe. Sometimes we look at ourselves and wonder if anything good can come out from us? The answer is yes. Everything good will come out of you; only just believe. Jesus loves you and is willing to walk with you as you go through the process of transformation, from that form which follows the desire for sin to that person who loves the Lord and honors Him. I will love to repeat this, “Just believe”. We don’t have to understand the process.

God bless you.

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Did you take a detour?

You took a detour, so what?

Maybe it wasn’t intentional.

Maybe it was.

The detour despite, God is still in control.

He knows where you’re going, and He would take you there.

It’s true, what they say:

Delay doesn’t mean denial.

Let God lead you; you cannot get so lost that your journey becomes a waste of life.

Make the most of the season you’re in, and don’t ever give up.

So what if you took a detour? –

Home is still not that impossibly far away, child of God.

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We will arise and build

It was a declaration of faith – the mission statement for the season they were in.

Nehemiah had begun the journey to rebuild Jerusalem. It was a journey of faith. He would first have to convince the leaders of the of the city of the need to rebuild it.

Then there were the naysayers who laughed at them and despised them after they began building.

Nehemiah’s response to them was this declaration of faith, and the mission statement for the season they were in at that time in Jerusalem:

…the God of Heaven, He will prosper us. Therefore we His servants will arise and build…. Nehemiah 2:20

“He will” suggests that they very likely were yet to know physically, the prosperity being spoken of.

But they knew that the God of Heaven would prosper them. Therefore, they made the decision to arise and build; they would not stop being obedient to the call of God on them because of naysayers – or even because they were yet to know physically, the manifestation of God’s blessing on them.

Faith had caught the sound of abundance, and it was enough – it is enough.

So this is the call again:

Arise and build.

Arise and go.

Arise and do.

Provision for the vision always follows our obedience.

But we must know, without a doubt that God would provide; this is faith, the shield with which we are able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one –

Darts of discouragement.

Darts of fear.

Darts of doubts.

Our faith in God is enough for us. We must lift up this shield, arise and build – because as sure as the God of Heaven is faithful, He would surely prosper us.

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