When All Hope Seems Lost—Exploiting Your Dismal StateBashir Oyetunji June 30, 2016 4 Comments
Are you in a state of despair? Do you think your existence is useless and that all headway is blocked? Does it seem nothing is working right for you and so, you don’t care what happens?
Do you seem unable to control yourself, and your mind tells you to commit evil, or worse still, suicide?
Relax a bit!
Yes, you’re in this dismal state which is filled with sadness. But relax. I know how uneasy it might be to relax but, please, relax your mind first.
Take your time. Cool yourself down a little more. Now, it’s time to think about things.
Wouldn’t you rather take advantage of that state you’re in? Yes, and I mean it. That is, instead of committing evil which you shouldn’t attempt at all, you should rather utilize that state to do beneficial things.
Now, let’s go through ways to exploit that dismal state.
- Use Your State To Break Out
When you think that all hope is lost and that you’ve got nothing to lose, then your thoughts would become wild—you would feel like doing just anything. So, why should you not use that wild-feeling to break out of your comfort zone or dormant state and then move into the world of creativity; the world of unimaginable invention.
This is not a call to rob nor is it a call to do unimaginably bad things. Rather, it is a call to do those things that the fear of failure have kept you away from doing.
Let that I-don’t-care state pull you not to care to use all that remains on you to invest, or even to buy yourself a cup of tea in order to keep journeying. Let that down state get you harder into doing your good heart wishes.
- Let Your Arm Pull You Through
That dismal state has armed you against fear. In the state, your heart feels like no pain can touch you. Then utilize the strength in you to travel away in search of happiness and to kill the procrastination and block in you. Don’t use the arm to take lives. Instead, use it to work without thinking about what critics will say.
- Utilize The Gusto
Do you know the gusto? It is that thought of having nothing to lose. When you know that, why then would you not apply for whatever job you’ve been afraid or shy to apply for? Why would you not sell what you’ve been, due to shyness, procrastinating to sell? Why would you not express your mind to the love of your heart that you’ve been shying away from talking to?
Explore the legitimate knowledge you’ve been yearning for. Go out and learn more about Allah and His religion. You have nothing else to lose so try rather than commit evil.
The No-go Area
You must neither commit suicide nor any illegalities. These two things have absolutely no good for you. It may lead to your destruction in this life and in the Hereafter, most especially when you don’t have the chance to repent before you die.
Always have it in mind that the world is a microcosm. Worry less about it, but worry more about the next. Try as much as you can to live it well and transit well. Pray to Allah always. Go forth and enjoy your life in the light of Allah’s obedience.
Bashir Oyetunji is a writer who loves to tell stories & share experiences that’d impart minds and souls. He specializes in crafting sweet contents for your needs among other things. Some of his inks are splashed at growwithwords.com