No Matter What’s Happening In Your Life Right Now You Must Read This Short Story
In today’s article you can read an incredible story about a man who decided to quit. One seemingly ordinary day this man decided to quit his job, his relationship and finally – his spirituality. He simply wanted to quit his life.
But, before that, this man went to the nearby forest as he wanted one last talk with God.
He started: “God, can you give me one good reason not to quit?”
God answered that that really surprised the man. God said: “Look around? Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
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”. The man added: “But still, nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo”.
The man continued with his explanation: “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.”
God asked him: “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”. God added. “The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful”. God said to this desperate man: “Your time will come. You will rise high”.
The man was astonished and asked: “How high should I rise?”
“How high will the bamboo rise?” said God.
The man was really confused: “As high as it can?”
God said: “Yes. Give Me glory by rising as high as you can”.
After the conversation with God, the man left the forest and went back home. He was inspired and wrote his conversation with God. The man hopes that his story and his words can help to other people to understand and see that God will never give up on them.
You should never give up!!! Keep in mind that you should not tell the Lord how big the problem is, but you should tell the problem how Great the Lord is!