Are you a Chameleon or a Butterfly?

As we continue to look at the ideas behind change and being changed, let’s consider this analogy. Are you a Chameleon or a Butterfly?

From a-z animals online, we read: “Some species of chameleon, although not all, are able to change the color of their skin in order to be camouflaged into their surroundings. These color changes in the chameleon’s skin color can include colors such as pink, blue, red, orange, green, black, brown, light blue, yellow and turquoise, all so that the chameleon can blend in more easily.”

Are you changing your appearance, your attitude, your personality, your true nature to blend into your surroundings? If so, does this imply that other people and your environment are dictating who you should be? Or are you choosing to change yourself so you “appear” to be one of the crowd?

Or, are you a butterfly?

“The butterfly’s most reputable characteristic is the fact that there is an incredible morphing process during the life cycle of the butterfly. The butterfly starts life as a caterpillar, which cocoons itself in a silky thread. The caterpillar emerges from its time in the pod, with colorful wings” states a-z animals.

The butterfly takes a while to develop in the cocoon, but then emerges strong, beautiful and bold. The beauty is evident immediately as it emerges into it’s environment. Then it stays true to itself and doesn’t change.

Where do you see God in the butterfly?

God created you to be His chosen child. You are wonderfully made, just the way you are. Psalm 139:13 reminds us, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” He wants you to remember who you are and whose you are. Stand firm in the light of His love for you and go boldly into the world in His image. Do not conform to the standards and expectations of this world but rise above those standards and honor your Lord with righteousness and light. Don’t change your beauty in a world that seeks to ignore God.

It’s also interesting to note in a-z animals, “Due to their small size and colorful wings, butterflies are preyed upon by a number of animals around the world.”

Beware! Your amazing God-given light can attract harsh critics. But, do not fear as God goes before you in all you do. Simply call upon the name of Jesus, and enemies will flee.

Psalm 3:6 tells us “I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.”

You’ve got this! (And, so does Jesus!)


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