Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I love my friends!

I got the following in an E-Mail from my friend Jessica (J.Caylor) and its one of those e-mails that just hit me in the right spot... I really NEEDED this one! So Thx Jess!!

The Fern and the 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."
God 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 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!

God Bless Your Week.

1 comment:

Jessica said...

Aw, glad you liked it!