NEVER GIVE UP………Dr M J Kapadia


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”, GOD 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.” GOD 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 see. I would not quit.” GOD 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.” GOD said to me. “Did you know 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.” GOD 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?” GOD asked in return.

“As high as it can?” I questioned.

“Yes.” GOD 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. GOD will never give up on you 


2 thoughts on “NEVER GIVE UP………Dr M J Kapadia

  1. Since I saw Attenborough’s film GANDHI in a Chicago land theater when it was released in early 1980s I have a dream project of making the three-hour world class epic period feature film VIVEKANANDA in English and Hindi, and have even written 200-page screenplay for film in English after doing intensive research for many years. Have been looking for a right filmmaker but haven’t found one yet ! “Should I give up?” I have been asking myself. But this post and the comment of Pravinabahen have given me strength and inspiration to keep on. By God’s grace the film VIVEKANANDA when made and released can inspire millions all over the world. Please pray to the Lord so that the film is made and released.
    – – Girish Parikh Modesto California

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