I decided to quit..

Bharath (C.A,C.S) (3983 Points)

16 July 2011  

Today 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", GOD 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." 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 see.

I would not quit." GOD 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 6months 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 said to me.

"Did you know, 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 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?" GOD asked in return.

"As high as it can?" I questioned

"Yes." GOD said,

"Give me glory by rising as high as you can."

I left the forest and bring back this story.

I hope these words can help you

see that GOD will never give up on you.

GOD will never give up on you

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be enjoyed