Thursday, June 5, 2014
Day 24 to 28 Unhappy: Be dependent only on your faith!
I don't want to say that now you won't seek help or help others... in a situation where you need guidance, which you've already sought from God, but it's not really clear, then go in your faith, seek help from people of God, or, if you need to help another person because she needs and wants help, then, go in your faith.
It's clear that goodness and availability are the most beautiful virtues but, we also have to have the wisdom to discern how far we should go. Doing everything for others can make them childish, fragile, helpless and irresponsible for their actions... Isn't this what we've been seeing nowadays? Going even further, maybe you've been acting this way as well?
Obstacles, difficulties and suffering are part of life. Once you face them all, you will grow. Being happy doesn't mean being problem-free but, facing them without falling apart. Some difficulties are true presents.
I want to finish this purpose and leave this advice: in order for you to be strong, of faith, of God and remain protecting your faith, you need to depend on God above all! Fight with Him, trust in Him! And this way, you will be a piece of God in this world.
In order to remain discontented and flee from spiritual relaxation, it's necessary to have this understanding. Perhaps this is one of the things lacking in your life, don't depend on others! Don't try to be the Savior of the world, trying to conquer the battles of others, knowing that they're the ones who have to overcome them.
Can I be sincere? I get muuuuch more happier hearing a person who fought and overcame their difficulties with God than, a person who talks about there problems all the time, knowing what they have to do yet not doing it, they're just seeking others opinions.
I've left below the story of a butterfly that will clarify this issue... I hope this purpose has helped you.
One day a small opening appeared in a cocoon. A man sat down and started to watch the butterfly for several hours, it was struggling to make it's body go through that little hole. Then at one point, it seemed to stop making any progress, it's as though it got as far as it could and would give up on the mission to leave its cocoon.
So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took the scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily but her body was limp, small and had withered wings. The man then 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. Nothing happened. In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a withered body and shriveled wings. It was never able to fly.
What that man did in his kindness, willingness to help, did not understand that the tight cocoon and struggle are necessary so that the butterfly can pass through the small opening, it's the way that nature intended so that the fluid inside it's body would go to its wings, that way it would be ready to fly once it became free from the cocoon.
Whoever tries to help a butterfly leave it's cocoon kills it.
Whoever tries to help the sprout come out destroys the seed.
There are certain things that have to happen from the inside out. ~ Rubem Alves