No Matter What’s Happening In Your Life Right Now, You Must Read This Short Story!
One ordinary day one man decided to quit everything – quit his job, his relationship and his spirituality. Simply, he wanted to quit his life. But first he went to the wood to have one last talk with God.
He said: “God, can you give me one good reason not to quit?”
The answer was surprising: “Look around”, God has said. “Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
Then the man replied: “Yes. 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. But still, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo.”
After that God 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. 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.”
Then he asked the man: “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.”
God also advised him: “Don’t compare yourself to others. The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful.” God said to me: Your time will come. You will rise high”.
But the man had to ask: “How high should I rise?”
Then God answered him with one question: “How high will the bamboo rise?”
The man was confused and answered insecurely: “As high as it can?”
”Yes! Give Me glory by rising as high as you can.” – said God.
The man left the forest and told this incredible story to everyone hoping that it can help everyone to see that God will never gives up on no one.
You should never give up! Don’t tell the Lord how big the problem is; tell the problem how Great the Lord is!