DON'T GIVE UP...
One day I decided to quit... I quit my job, my relationship, my
spirituality... I wanted to quit my life. So, 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
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
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
Prayer is not an option but an opportunity.
Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is; tell the problem how Great
the Lord is!
Heavens door open this morning, God asked me... "My CHILD...what can I
do for you?"
I said "Daddy please protect and bless the one reading this message".
God smiled and answered ... "request granted " ............
This message is now in your hands. What will YOU do with it? You never
know when GOD is going to bless you!! Good things happen when you least
expect them to !!!!!!!!