Divine Wisdom: The passage,
“… and guided him to a Straight Way, and gave him Good in this world, and he will be, in the Hereafter, in the ranks of the Righteous” QN16:
reminds us that, just as God promised to bless Ibrahim (a.s) and make his name ‘great’ in order for him to be a blessing to others, Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) often involved His Companions in his teachings and miracle process, as a way of training them to be distributors of blessings and first responders to those in need and He is calling on us to do likewise with the blessings which we receive.
In other words, He can use what we have, even though to us, they might seem inadequate.
So let the knowledge that:
1) We have certain things that God can use and when He blesses them, we will be amazed at our potential;
2) There will be times when, because they come in seed form, we will fail to recognise our blessings and conclude that we don’t have what it takes; and
3) Night and day, even as we sleep, they will sprout and grow, though we know not how;
Teach you, as this year 2019 closes to an end to count your blessings and become more aware and alert to the needs of those around you, then plan to touch and impact more lives in the coming year 2020.
Pray with me: O Allah! Grant me the grace of good health, sound mind and prosperous wealth, and use me accordingly to Your will to be a blessing to others now, in the coming year and beyond.
Good morning and Happy New Year 2020!