Maikli ba ang pasensya mo?
Masyado ka bang mainipin?
Parati ka na lang nagmamadali?
If I just described your situation, please read this story.
Story of Chinese Bamboo
The Chinese Bamboo plant starts from a tiny seed. You plant the seed in the dirt, and you water the seed. Very little seems to happen the first year. Despite your efforts, only a tiny shoot pokes out of the ground.
So…..the second year you water, fertilize and protect the seed…..Nothing happens.
So…..the third year you water, fertilize and protect the seed…..Nothing happens.
So…..the fourth year you water, fertilize and protect the seed…..Nothing happens.
So…..the fifth year you water, fertilize and protect the seed.…and finally the Chinese Bamboo plant begins to grow. In fact, it grows 90 feet tall in just 6 weeks!
The question is, did it grow 90 feet in six weeks or in five years?
The answer, of course, is that it grew 90 feet in five years. It took five years to grow the root system that would one day support a 90-foot plant.
People are often like the Chinese Bamboo plant. We invest hours and hours trying to develop ourselves or others, and nothing seems to happen.
We spend years disciplining our children to follow the Lord, but…..nothing happens.
We hold countless meetings with our staff members to coach them in the development of their strengths and developmental areas, but…….nothing happens.
We redouble our efforts to increase sales, but…….nothing happens.
If you’re like most people, you will be tempted to give up.
Don’t do it! If you give up, the seeds you planted will die.
Pero kung ikaw naman ay magpapatuloy at hindi mag-give up, mabibigla ka na lang na dumating na ang pinakahihintay mong araw sa iyong buhay.
What is the distance between the PROMISE and the fulfillment of the promise? PATIENCE.
“Good things come to those people who wait. -Anonymous”
THINK. REFLECT. APPLY.
- After reading this, how did it change your perspective?
- Are you willing to wait or are you going to be impatient?