Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time.
He has planted eternity in the human heart,
but even so, people cannot see the whole scope
of God’s work from beginning to end.
Butterflies are beautiful, but they don’t start off that way. They go through a long process before they reach their full potential. Each of them has to grow from a cocoon before they get to become an amazing, colorful insect that is free to fly wherever it likes.
God works in a similar way in our lives after we receive Christ as our Savior and begin an exciting relationship with Him. He just wants us to know that He sees us as beautiful and has already started the process of helping us understand that.
For the butterfly, the growth and development process can sometimes be uncomfortable, and seem long, but it is worth the journey and time. This is the same for us. God knows exactly what we need and when we need it. He will not stop working until we are the people He wants us to be.
Imagine the most beautiful thing you have ever seen. Maybe it’s a butterfly, a picture, a flower, sunset, or even a person. The way God sees you is even more beautiful than that and He is helping you reach your potential.
Christa is the founder of Teen Mother Choices and Teen Mother Choices International.