I’ve been obsessed with butterflies for a while, and now more than ever, I’ve been having dreams and visions about butterflies, and running across articles and things that remind me of butterflies. I love what butterflies signify.
- New life
- New revelation
The caterpillar literally transforms herself into something totally different in shape and anatomy, Yet, she always knew that was her destiny. To become a beautiful butterfly.
But she has to go through a process, and a time of cocooning, and even a struggle that takes place in order for the new beautiful butterfly to emerge.
We’ve all been in a time of cocooning. Some of us introverts have been totally loving this, while I know some of us have been struggling. But I’m feeling like it’s time to emerge. To awaken to our calling in new ways.
You and I can learn so much from the caterpillar and from this time of processing and cocooning, and how to shamelessly pursue our destiny and our dreams. To be persistent in the actions we can take right now.
It’s time to pursue our place of influence and impact as women of Faith, out working and living in the marketplace, outside of the 4 walls of the local church. To be persistent in our calling. To be shamelessly persistent!
I recently read an article in Life Beautiful magazine about the transition of a caterpillar to a butterfly.
Caterpillers spend most of their time eating leaves — amounting up to 27,000 times its birth weight over its short lifetime. The caterpillar is not the most beautiful creature in the world, but it is stable, grounded, and strong. It does what it’s designed for because it knows it has a beautiful destiny and a transformation and process to complete along the way.
The caterpillar then sheds its skin and reveals a chrysalis, which then hardens into a cocoon where the caterpillar actually dies and begins to decay.
This is what I never learned before, or maybe I just didn’t pay attention in science class. The caterpillar actually liquefies and becomes a gooey soup-like substance. And then that soupy substance starts to reform into what it was designed to become all along.
But it has to struggle and claw its way out of the chrysalis. It has to persistently pursue its destiny. It’s not easy, but the struggle and the time cocooning has to be part of the process.
If you cut open the chrysalis the butterfly won’t make it. It’s in the process of the struggle of the blood being forced to flow through the wings that something so beautiful is born.
The caterpillar literally has to shelter in place for a season and deconstruct itself in order to become a butterfly and all it was designed to be.
I just might be time for you to deconstruct yourself and some lies and old beliefs that have kept you from your destiny. From Your bigger purpose in the earth.
God, the intelligent designer, set the wheels in motion for this process to happen with the butterfly and he is doing the same thing with us.
So I want you to think about this time we have all been quarantined at home for a season, like it was a divine cocooning opportunity for you to feast on things that will move you forward into your destiny like never before.
There is always a reason for a season and you just need to shamelessly pursue your opportunities to live out your purpose and walk in your destiny in a new way.
(Stay tuned for Part 2……)