I quit my job, my relationship, and 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
God said :
“ 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. Again nothing came from the bamboo seed. I did not quit on the bamboo., He said. In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. I would still not quit. Same in the fourth year too, nothing from the bamboo seed and I did 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 six months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. “
“The bamboo had spent five years growing its 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 “ God said.
God asked me “ Do you know my child that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots. If I would not quit on the bamboo, I would never quit on you. Do not compare yourself to others, a bamboo had a different purpose than a fern. Yet both make the forest beautiful. Your time will come”, God said to me. “You will rise high “
I asked God, “ How high should I rise ?”
God asked me in return “ How high will the bamboo rise ?”
“As high as it can? “ I questioned.
“Yes,” said God. “ 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 us see that God will never give up on you, Never, never, never give up.
We must not tell God how big the problem is, tell the problem and experience how Great our Lord is !!!!
Prof. Chandru Kanaya
Faculty of Business Administration, London American City College, UAE
Wow what an amazing write up, very enlightening. Thank you for sharing your amazing thoughts with us. We students are blessed to have you as our faculty in this college.
The article is Beautiful. It prompts me to thank every blesisng that is bestowed upon me.
Also, it gives me hope that there is life, there is a giver and there is a care taker. We are not alone.
As mentioned by you God is always with us, we just have to put an effort and rest needful He takes care off.
We just have to put our trust on God.
The post is very effective as we realize that we only fail when we give up.
God bless You and your family Respected Professor and thanks for sharing relevant information. You are truly a blessing from God.