The Bamboo and the Fern

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One day, I decided to quit, I wanted to quit my job, my relationships, my spirituality; I even wanted to quit my life. I went to have  one last talk with a wise gardener. "Gardener," 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. 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." 

Then 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." 

"In the third year there was still nothing from the barnhx seed. But I wouldn't quit."
"In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed. Still, I didn't quit."

"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 talk It had spent the five years growing roots. Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. I realized that Allah (SWT) would not pose a situation to any of His creations they could not handle."
 
He 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, You should never quit on yourself! Don't compare yourself to others. The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern. Yet they both make the forest beautiful Your time will come," Remember... Allah (SWT) will never leave you, nor forsake you. He will never give up on you. He will never, ever quit on you. "Everyone has days when they want to 'quit'. When there are struggles obstacles in life, remember we're just growing roots!!

Allah (SWT) has a purpose for each one of us and we need to talk to Him and let Him help us realize that purpose, Always remember, He'll never leave us, Hell never forsake us, and Hell never quit on us.


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