Divine Wisdom: The passage, “And when the prayer has been concluded, disperse within the land and seek from the bounty of Allah, and remember Allah often that you may succeed.” QN62:10 reminds us that, two-thirds of our adult life will be spent earning a living and God wants us to enjoy it because HE has a purpose for our being where we are and once we understand that, we will begin to rejoice on the job rather than resent it and come to believe that indeed, He has a plan for our future.
In other words, if we are faithful and seek to excel where He has placed us when the time is right, He will bless and promote us.
So let the knowledge that:
1) God alone judges and decides who will rise and who will fall;
2) Even if in the process, others overlook or undervalue us, we should keep preparing ourselves for what He has in mind for us; and
3) We should learn all we can from our current position, both in terms of skills and character-building;
Teach you, this first week in this new month, to keep one eye on the present and the other on the future, to perform your responsibilities with efficiency and professionalism while glorifying the One whose name you carry!
Pray with me: O Allah! Bless the works of my hands even as I seek Your grace for greater achievements, greater responsibilities that I may continue to glorify Your name, by Your mercy.
Good morning and have a most wonderful week!