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One Day, I Decided To Quit! by PapTzy(m): 4:09pm On Aug 24, 2014
One day I decided to quit. I quit my job, my relationship,
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. When I planted the fern and bamboo seeds, I took
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 year
five, 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. It had
spent the five years growing the 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

Did you know my child that all this time you’ve 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!

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Re: One Day, I Decided To Quit! by noble4d(m): 4:22pm On Aug 24, 2014
Wow dis is beautiful, God bless u bro
Re: One Day, I Decided To Quit! by Justeenaleo(f): 6:19pm On Aug 24, 2014
Re: One Day, I Decided To Quit! by seunviju(f): 8:43pm On Aug 24, 2014

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