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Thursday 6 January 2011

Today, I went to the woods to have one last talk with God, I wanted to quit my life.

my relationship, my career,my spirituality... Nothing seemed to be working...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 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 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 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 asked 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, Never, Never Give up.
For Prayer is not an option but an opportunity.
Don't tell the Lord how big the problem is,
tell the problem how Great the Lord is!

Heavens door open this morning, God asked me...
"My CHILD, what can I do for you?"
And I said, "Daddy, please protect and bless the one reading this message."
God smiled and answered, "Request granted."

This message is now in your hands, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


henryik said...

Beautiful piece.Very inspiring.A message everyone needs to hear,and remember.God bless you too.

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Mena UkodoisReady said...

Henry Ik: Amen and same to you as well

Mena UkodoisReady said...

@Ibhade: Yes oooo!

Haba you have changed your name? Gen gen, na im be say new blog don lands. Am off to gbeborun!

Thanks for all your positive comments Ibhade, even when no one else does you must do so. Thanks for the encouragement from the bottom of my heart!

Anonymous said...

AWWWWWWwwwwww that is so sweet of you.....tnxxx....& u r welcome :)

Panther GOODY said...

It is a very interesting blog and I enjoyed reading this post. I look forward to reading more.

Yolanda Allen said...

WOW!! What an awesome post girlfriend!! Thank you for sharing this message!! I'm now a new reader of your blog...Happy New Year! Happy Blogging! Life is grand...enjoy the journey!!


Mena UkodoisReady said...

@ Doubler: Why thank you. I love your blog as well :)

@ Yolanda: Welcome and thanks. I wish you a prosperous new year! I am following your blog pronto!