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矢志不渝 Never Give Up

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Same wisdom from different languages:

竹子的故事

在中国的最东边生长着一种竹子,名叫“毛竹”。那里的农民到处播种,每天精心培养

等待着种子萌芽,即使农民几年来一直精心照顾,毛竹4年也只不过长3CM。别的地方的人看到这种情景,摇着头表示完全不能理解。会这样想:花这么长时间种它做什么,浪费时间和精力。

但是,竹子5年后以每天足足30CM的速度生长着。这样只用6周就可以长到15米,这里瞬时间就可以变成郁郁葱葱的竹林。虽然4年间只长了3CM,但从第5年开始了暴风成长,6周时间好像发生了不可思议的变化。

但之前的4年间,毛竹将根在土壤里延伸了数百平米。

我们身边也有这样的人,即使拼了命去努力也看不到成果或者即使不被人知道也坚持到底的人们。

当我们看到他们的时候,也许会认为他们很不幸或认为他们是傻子,但他们并不是不在成长,而是在扎根,很深很结实的根。等到时机成熟,他们会登上别人遥不可及的巅峰。

也许你现在做的事情看不到成果,但不要害怕--你并不是没有成长,而是在扎根。

 

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 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.

Don’t tell the Lord how big the problem is, tell the problem how Great the Lord is!

 

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