Why You Must Not Get Yourself Worked Up Over Your ChallengesBashir Oyetunji June 19, 2018 1 COMMENT
“Only if people could pin down some days of their life, but they can’t.” – L. A. Oyetunji
In this life, days will come and go. Sweet days will be alternated with sour ones, and sour days will go away by Allah’s will.
You: “What has happened to me? I have a big problem.”
Me: “Okay, yes, you do but why should you brood so much on it you allow it affect to your productivity?”
You: “It is easy for you to say that. Isn’t advice easy to give?”
Me: “True, it is easy to give advice, but I’m sincere with mine. I want you to stop getting worried.
“Importantly, reflect. If reflection doesn’t surface now, it’ll later. I’ve noticed this. Many things which happen to us have their reflection points.
“I’m sincere. It’s not gainsaying. It’s not like those other words. Take a bit of reflection on my following analyses.”
Five years before this time, some people had a novel challenge, we’d say. Forward to this time, they may not even remember that challenge again, Allah’s willing. Even if they do, it, probably, might not be that heavy like it was from the initial stage.
And such is this life. Days cannot be pinned down. One will go and another will come.
So, why don’t you pray instead? Why don’t you let go of your worries and be favored by the reward of patience?
Do you know that your problem might actually be a call to action for you to get-up-and-go? Let it be ingrained in the bottom of your heart today that your challenges, if Allah wills, will move you to somewhere, to somewhere good.
But you need to be patient and prayerful. You need to be dutiful and get closer to Allah. Without patience and prayer, you may not achieve anything with your challenges. You’ll only be brooding and then time will be going off.
Here are two links for you to read. There are beautiful messages therein and you’d learn more about the remedy for worry and anxiety.
Trials and tests are from Allah and you need to be patient to pass the tests.
You might sometimes get disturbed by comments from people. Know that the basic thing is that people will stop talking someday. There are enough on their table than talking on your matter for days on end.
And what if they don’t stop? Then you wouldn’t care.
There is, however, something that you must take note of. It is for you to make sure you do the right thing. When, however, you know you’ve slipped from doing the right thing, then repent and live well.
Say: “O ‘Ibâdî (My slaves) who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allâh, verily Allâh forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [Surah Az-Zumar 39:53]
The thought of committing suicide usually surface at challenging times. But this is an abomination that you must not do. Do you want to commit suicide because you despair of Allah’s mercy? Of course, you mustn’t!
This hadith is also what you should ponder about.
Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever throws himself down from a mountain and kills himself will be in the Fire of Hell, throwing himself down therein forever and ever. Whoever takes poison and kills himself, his poison will be in his hand and he will be sipping it in the Fire of Hell forever and ever. Whoever kills himself with a piece of iron, that piece of iron will be in his hand and he will be stabbing himself in the stomach with it in the Fire of Hell, forever and ever.” [Bukhari, 5442]
Victory Is Near
Allah burdens not a person beyond his scope [Surah Baqarah 2:286]
Verily, along with every hardship is relief [Surah Al-Inshirah 94:5]
Enough to reassure you are these verses. You should know that Allah will make it possible for you to handle your situation and that you’ll triumph over your problems if He wills.
So be patient (O Muhammad SAW). Verily, the Promise of Allâh is true [Surah Ghafir 40:55]
You must be strong. Yes, your problem may be unique just as you thought, but it can never be overwhelming for your Creator.
Yes, it may be big, but it is always surmountable by Allah. But you always should do something: Pray.
Remember my dad’s words, “only if people could pin down some days of their life, but they can’t.” So don’t worry. By Allah’s will, those sad days will soon go.
Brace yourself. Laugh. Get to work right now. Say hello lovingly to friends and family. Assure them that it will be well by Allah’s will. Move on! Move on my friend, come on 🙂
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