ONE DAY I DECIDED TO QUIT


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 asked,

“Can you give me one good reason not to quit?”.

His answer surprised me…

“Look around”, He 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. He said.

“In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.But I would not quit.

In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. I would not quit.” He said.

“Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant…But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.

It had spent the 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.”

He asked 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 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?” He asked in return.

“As high as it can?” I questioned.”Yes.” He said, “Give Me glory by rising as high as you can.”

I left the forest and brought back this story.I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.Never, Never, Never, Give up.

Don’t tell the Lord how big the problem is, tell the problem how Great the Lord is!

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  1. That is truly inspiring. I've been growing roots for. Years, and for the last 14 days GOD gave me my sprouts to grow higher than iI have ever imagined. And now my wife has been growing roots for 5 years and GOD plenished her with water and sunshine and her sprouts are now growing too. THANK YOU GOD FOR OUR SUNSHINE AND THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE WE CALL HOME AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE 2ND CHANCE TO LIVE THIS BEATIFUL LIFE YOU HAVE HAVE US AND THANKS FOR ALWAYS BEING THEIR FOR ME. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, Thanks lord for being such a great father and role model in my life. I belong to you and will follow you until you decide you need me up there. And sorry you lost your son, but trust me we are great buddies? Thanks lord, Joshua and Amy.

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