Planting Patience

Day 278

“You know great things are coming when everything seems to be going wrong. Old energy is clearing out for new energy to enter. Be patient!”

– Idil Ahmed

Sometimes it feels like no matter how hard you try, things just don’t seem to work out, and you just don’t get the results you’ve been trying to achieve. Those are the times when you want to just give up, but those are precisely the times that you must keep going and know deep inside that all your effort has not been for nothing – the Universe is working to manifest your desire. Never regret a day in your life. Be patient and have faith, it will come.


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I came across this great story that illustrates the point. Enjoy.

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 a 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. 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 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. Neither will I ever 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 bring back this story. I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you. He will never give up on you.”

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!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

3 Replies to “Planting Patience”

  1. Hi Rajni. I love the image for this post.
    I also love the story. I feel like I’m trying so hard to make changes, yet seeing so little difference & making progress so slowly.
    Maybe this is my time to grow deep roots.
    Emma.

    Liked by 1 person

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