Monday, September 24, 2007

The Fern and Bamboo

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 said. "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 the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed. But I would not quit.

In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. But 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 said to 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 regret a day in your life.

Good days give you Happiness.

Bad days give you Experiences.

Both are essential to life.

Keep going...

Happiness keeps you Sweet,

Trials keep you Strong,

Sorrows keep you Human,

Failures keep you Humble,

Success keeps You Glowing,

But Only God keeps You Going!

Have a great day! The Sun is shining!!

God is so big He can cover the whole world with his Love and so small.................

He can curl up inside your heart!


Michelle said...

Thanks for adding my blog to your link. Your post seems to be spirtual. Are you a Christian or a Catholic? God bless

Nightwing said...

Helo Michelle,

Welcome to my crib...i am a Christian...hehe..just today posted some lovely messages...if go through my previous posts...its a blog full of anything of everything...hehe.

Thanks for stopping by.

justnoregrets said...
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justnoregrets said...

Dear Nightwing,

I realize that you have added me into your link as well. Thanks for that. I have to agree when u said that your blog is ` a blog of anything of everything'. You have posted the right article at the right time just when i need a little more inspiration and encouragement at this turning point of my life. I will continue reading your blog. Its a wonderful way of understanding each other better in any ways and many ways.

Cat Cat said...

Very good post, nightwing. Full of motivation and inspiration. Very well written. Great job.

Nightwing said...

Helo Justnoregrets,

Welcome to my crib...thanks for stopping by and please feel free to visit any time. As i will also visit urs too.

Ya, we learn from one another.

Take care and God bless.

Nightwing said...

Hello Cat Cat,

Thanks for stopping by, hehe just want to let u know i am not the original author of the messages.

In my blog, any thing Italic... is not my writing. Therefore, must not take credit for it...:)

But am glad that you like it. Cheers.