Divine Wisdom: The passage, “if anyone from you turns back ….. then Allah will bring a people whom He loves and who love Him” Surah Al-Maaida – QN5:54, in essence, no one who turns back from His path is fit for service. This reminds us that, in virtually all our bookshops, the shelves are lined with promising titles like ten easy steps to financial achievement, five trouble-free keys to success or twelve simple strategies for health, wealth and fulfilment in life, but sadly, life does not work that way. Rather, it is hard and deep down inside, we know all those simplistic approaches do not work.
In other words, the fact that life is difficult does not mean we are on the wrong path.
So let the knowledge that:
1) God alone knows our potential and if we are willing to trust Him and work hard, He will help us to fulfil them;
2) He is committed to keeping us around for a specific reason and all we need do is to find and pour our lives into them; and
3) We must commit to growing, expanding our knowledge and experience, and moving on to the next level;
Teach you, this new week, if you are wise, is to focus on the road ahead, stop looking for easy answers, stay on your path and believe in yourself, because and indeed, He does believe in you!
Pray with me: O Allah! Please guide me to trust in Your plans, for things work out the way they should, and give me the strength to believe that even in this period of world pandemic, I shall feel and experience generous upliftment by Your Grace. Amin.
Good morning. Wishing you a most fulfilling week.