Fern And Bamboo

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Mike Litman teaches why you need to keep working in faith and not quit prematurely to achieve success.

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Fern And Bamboo

  1. 1. FERN AND THE BAMBOO - by Mike Litman www.totalcoach.com
  2. 2. FERN AND BAMBOO FERN AND BAMBOO
  3. 3. A very depressed Man talking to GOD <ul><li>The story goes something like this: </li></ul><ul><li>God, I said . Can you give me one good reason not to quit? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ His answer surprised me’ Look around, ‘He said’. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you see the fern and the bamboo? </li></ul>
  4. 4. FERN AND THE BAMBOO <ul><li>“ Yes”, I replied. </li></ul><ul><li>When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them. </li></ul><ul><li>I gave them light . </li></ul><ul><li>I gave them water. </li></ul>
  5. 5. FERN AND THE BAMBOO <ul><li>The fern quickly grew from the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>Its brilliant green leaves covered the ground; yet nothing came from the bamboo seed after a year. </li></ul><ul><li>But I did not quit on the bamboo. </li></ul><ul><li>In the second year, the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful. </li></ul>
  6. 6. FERN AND THE BAMBOO <ul><li>And again nothing came from the bamboo seed. But I did not quit on the bamboo. </li></ul><ul><li>In the year three was still nothing from the bamboo seed. </li></ul><ul><li>But I would not quit. </li></ul><ul><li>Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. </li></ul>
  7. 7. FERN AND THE BAMBOO <ul><li>Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant. </li></ul><ul><li>But just six months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. </li></ul><ul><li>But just six months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall. </li></ul>
  8. 8. FERN AND THE BAMBOO <ul><li>It had spent the five years growing roots. </li></ul><ul><li>Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive. </li></ul><ul><li>I would not give any of my “creations” a challenge it could not handle. </li></ul><ul><li>He said to me. </li></ul>
  9. 9. FERN AND THE BAMBOO <ul><li>Then I came to realize God was telling me the same thing as in the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know, my child that all this time you have been struggling the story goes on. </li></ul><ul><li>You have actually been growing roots. </li></ul><ul><li>I would not quit on the bamboo. </li></ul>
  10. 10. FERN AND THE BAMBOO <ul><li>I will never quit on you. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ever compare yourself with others he said. </li></ul><ul><li>The bamboo had a different purpose from the fern. </li></ul><ul><li>Yet both make the forest beautiful. </li></ul>
  11. 11. FERN AND THE BAMBOO <ul><li>Your time will come, “God said to me.” </li></ul><ul><li>You will rise high. </li></ul><ul><li>I asked, “How high should I rise?” </li></ul><ul><li>He answered “As high as it can.” </li></ul><ul><li>I replied “Yes.” </li></ul><ul><li>He said, “Give me glory by rising as high as you can.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Moral <ul><li>If you are a fern then you are already making the environment clean and green. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are taking time to grow then understand that your roots are growing deep so that you can rise high. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The World’s 1 st ‘All in One’ Coaching Business Solution You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going.
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