One day I decided to quit...
I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality...
I wanted to quit my life😔
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
“God”, I said. “Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”
Her answer surprised me. “Look around”, She said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
“Yes”, I replied.
“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light💡
I gave them water💦
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor. Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed 😖
But I did not quit on the bamboo. In the second year, the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit. The same was in year four.
Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.
Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant.
But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
IT HAD SPENT FIVE YEARS GROWING ROOTS.
Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.
“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.” She said. “The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful. Your time will come”, God said to me.
“You will rise high.” “How high should I rise?” I asked.
“How high will the bamboo rise?” She asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned. “Yes.”
She said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.”
I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me.
And She will never give up on you.
Never regret a day in your life.
GOOD DAYS GIVE YOU HAPPINESS; BAD DAYS GIVE YOU EXPERIENCES; BOTH ARE ESSENTIAL TO LIFE.
Serenity isn’t freedom from the storm, but peace within the storm.
****End of the story
If there is a challenge that you’re facing now, know for sure that you have the capacity to handle it💪
All the time you’ve spent dealing with your challenges and struggles you have actually been growing roots like the bamboo tree.
Don’t compare your results with others.
Like the Bamboo and the fern are so different and each of them serving a different purpose.
YOUR TIME WILL COME, YOU WILL SHOOT UP AND HIGH AS WELL.
Be patient and keep working on yourself and I’m sure as long as you don’t quit, you will shoot up one day like the bamboo tree.
Don’t worry, your time will come🙏