Life happens to everyone. Whether we like it or not, whether we want it or not. It hits us hard sometimes and makes us laugh some other times. But the bottom line is, it happens to all of us regardless of how prepared we are to handle its strikes.
I’ll give ourselves some credit and say that we’re thankful when good things happen to us, but it’s when we’re thrown off track that we feel puzzled. Something wrong happens to us and we’re suddenly troubled, unaware how to act, how to talk, how to behave…How are we gonna get back on track? How did this happen? Why did this happen? Why me?
As if we DESERVE otherwise. As if we only deserve that which is good. Who defines what’s good anyways? Who said that everything tough is bad? Isn’t everything we go through for our best? How many times a day do we repeat “inshaAllah khair”? Do we not know what the implications of the phrase is? Whatever happens is KHAIR. Period! We go through life thinking we deserve the things we work and pray for. Ever heard that saying? “Work hard, pray harder”?
Well, say you did that, worked hard, prayed harder…then what? you believe you deserve what you want. You await for the fruits you believe you earned.
But, you forget one thing…you see, no one said you’d get what you wanted in this lifetime! No one said you’d get what you wanted for sure! So, what’s the point?
Point is, you’ll get what’s best for you inshaAllah. And you’ll be REWARDED…
You’re going through the pain either way. Whether you like it or not, a painful situation is painful. There’s no escape from the pain. So…you might as well be patient and earn some rewards while you’re at it instead of just feeling the pain without any reward or gain in the end! “No pain, no gain” right?…
Go through the pain. Either get the gain now or await it in Jannah. Or better yet, you’ll be lucky and get both gains in this life and the hereafter.
You deserve nothing but that which Allah has written for you. You are blessed with things not because you DESERVE them…but because Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala BLESSED you with them….TO TEST you…and to see how you’ll treat and go through those tests…
May Allah grant you your desires of this life and the hereafter inshaAllah.
P.S. If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier that others, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are