When will I get better?
When will my
I am the one who decides when it will happen.
The instant that I put
positive things into my mind is the exact moment it begins. Until I
think positive thoughts, it will not come to pass.
Improvement is only a thought away. I donít need to travel on a long
pilgrimage or visit a shrine to make things better. I only need to
change the way I think.
Improvement happens in an instant. I donít have to wait until I am
older, stronger, more intelligent, more mature, more beautiful, more
qualified, or until I graduate for things to get better. I can make
them better anytime I want, anywhere I am. All I need to do is fill my
mind with positive things.
I donít waste my time wondering if my life will ever improve. Instead,
I make it better today by putting positive things into my mind.
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Outward appearances are deceiving, so don't be too quick to judge.
Take caterpillars, for instance. Some caterpillars are a thing of
beauty, but most of them aren't much to look at. They crawl around like
colored worms, they eat leaves for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and
they have the personality of a sea slug. How many people have invited
you over to look at their caterpillar collection? Few to none, I'll
bet. When God passed out good looks, he apparently skipped the
After caterpillars mature, they spin a silken chrysalis around their
plump body, and they go into what seems like hibernation. In the
chrysalis stage, they're not much to look at either. A chrysalis may
represent outstanding engineering, but as a thing of beauty it's an
abject failure. Their chrysalis condo is simply their crash pad while
God works the wonders of metamorphosis.
When the butterfly finally emerges from the chrysalis, a miracle has
happened. The former ugly duckling is now a thing of beauty. Colors
splash across its wings, and the former slug like plant eater now enjoys
the freedom of flight. It spends the rest of its days flying from
flower to flower sucking up the nectar of life.
Everybody likes butterflies. These delicate flying palates of color
remind us how much God loves beautiful things. God didn't have to make
them beautiful. He could have made them look like flying slugs; just
attach drab wings to a caterpillar's body, and the job is done.
Perhaps God made butterflies to teach us lessons about life and make us
more tolerant and less judgmental. We are all a work in progress and
although were not butterflies yet, we can't become butterflies without
first being caterpillars. We've got to eat a lot of leaves and do a lot
of growing before we blossom into our final state. Just as you can't
judge a book by its cover, you can't judge a caterpillar by its color.
The caterpillar might not look like much now, but when God gets done
with it, it will become a creature of splendor.
Judging people harshly in their caterpillar stage is a big mistake.
They are a work in progress, and what you see is not the finished
product. Right now, a person may not look like much, but when God
finishes working his miracle, a new person painted by God's palette of
love will emerge in awesome beauty.
Don't be quick to judge yourself in a harsh manner; you also are a work
in progress. Your caterpillar stage might not seem like fun, but God
knows what He is doing. You have to be a caterpillar before you can
become a butterfly; there is no other way. God is working behind the
scenes, taking care of the details, and things are going to work out.
God has a dream for your life that is better than you can imagine. When
you get into agreement with His plan, there's no limit to how good your
life can become.
There's a butterfly somewhere inside you that's waiting to come out, and
with God's help, it won't be long before you are soaring on the updrafts
of his love.