Monday, January 28, 2008

Never Give up HOPE !!!

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
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.
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 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 is too wise to be mistaken...
GOD is too good to be unkind...
So when you don ' t understand..
When you don ' t see HIS plan...
When you can't trace HIS hand...


Maryam said...

Very ture. One should never give up hope and should always have firm believe in Allah and then in ourselves.

Beautiful template you have got there ....... :-)

Fatima Mirza said...

thanks Maryam, ya one shd have strong faith in Allah , in all the situations.

stinger said...

Oooh oohhh!!!! I feel optimisim!!!! :P

Fatima Mirza said...

Stinger : good 4 u ...........:)

Fariha Akhtar said...

Lovely post Fatima :) Perseverance and faith in Allah(SWT) along with the belief in the capabilities that He has gifted us with, makes one fight through all the bad times and emerge out as a winner.

Fatima Mirza said...

Well said Fariha, very true, and welcome to my blog :)