Understanding problems…

Once again, a great forward that I received which touched me a lot:

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”, 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 seed. 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 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 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.

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be enjoyed. Keep Smiling.

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4 responses to “Understanding problems…

  1. badari narayanan

    Hot green chutney and sweet chutney had a big row. Incensed by stinging words of the hot chutney, the sweet one sought God’s opinion. God said – hot green chutney burns your mouth and too much of sweets disgusts.

    “The bamboo has a different purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful.”

    So too, hot spicy chutney has a different purpose as does the sweet one. Yet a mix of both is necessary for your bhelpuri to taste good. Neither is better than the other nor is one useful without the other. The two chutneys realized that they had been needlessly mean and mended their ways. : )

  2. Priya Iyer

    badariji,

    wow! story lendu innum oru story pannitengale!:-)

  3. Sathej

    Inspiring!Never-say-die-attitude!
    Sathej

  4. Priya Iyer

    sathej,

    yeah, it is very inspiring! that is why i loved it! 🙂

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