I give up my job, my relationship, my spirituality… I wished to give up my life.
I went to the woods to have one final speak with God
“God”, I requested,
“Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”.
His reply stunned me…
“Look around”, He mentioned. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo ?
“Yes”, I replied.
“After I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took superb care of them.
I gave them a light-weight. I gave them water. The fern rapidly grew from the earth.
Its sensible inexperienced coated the bottom. However nothing got here from the bamboo seed. However I didn’t surrender bamboo. Within the second yr, the fern turned extra alive and extra quite a few.
And once more, nothing got here from the bamboo seed. However I didn’t give up on the bamboo. He mentioned.
“In yr three there was nonetheless nothing from the bamboo seed. However I’d not give up.
In yr 4, once more, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I’d not give up.” He mentioned.
“Then within the fifth yr, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. In comparison with the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant…However simply 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 ft tall.
He had taken root for 5 years. These roots made him sturdy and gave him what it took to outlive. I’d not give any of my creations a problem it couldn’t deal with.”
He requested me. “Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots”.
“I would not quit on the bamboo.I will never quit on you.”
“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He mentioned.”The bamboo had a distinct Objective than the fern.
But they each make the forest lovely.””Your time will come”, God mentioned to me.
“You will rise high”.
“How high should I rise?” I requested.
“How high will the bamboo rise?” He requested in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned.”Sure.” He mentioned, “Give Me glory by rising as high as you can.”
I left the forest and reported this story. I hope these phrases can assist you see that God won’t ever surrender on you. By no means, By no means, By no means, Quit.
Don’t inform the Lord how huge the issue is, inform the issue how Nice the Lord is!