First off, I hope everyone had a blessed Ramadan, and I would like to apologize once again for the silence. It had a lot to do with Fasting, Finals, Work and a Thesis, it was fun…the only thing that could top that kind of fun is to go bungee jumping with NO STRINGS ATTACHED, then do two back flips, three rolls and finish off with a HEAD STAND! …did I mention NO STRINGS ATTACHED? Because it would SUCK if we left that part out. So without further ado, I bring to you;
Challenges; We all have challenges in our lives, call them problems, call them tests, I prefer challenges. Because they are things that once you overcome them, you come out stronger and better and ready to face new and harder challenges. It shows progress. Problems on the other hand have a connotation with things that are usually random and overcoming them doesn’t really mean it leads to progress, rather it’s just something in our way best left avoided.
So these challenges slash tests that we all have and all struggle with, facing them challenges makes us stronger and better people. Keyword “Facing”, because as we all know, not everytime or everyone faces their challenges. Sometimes we push them to the side and hope they will go away by distracting ourselves, but that’s a proven hands down failure tactic, no two ways about it. However getting the courage to get up (not literally) and face them doesnt come easy either, but eyy we gotta suck it up and get it over with if we want to live better lives and become better people. Because honestly that’s the point of challenges, to make us better. Once you overcome a challenge when you look back at it, most times it doesn’t seem like a challenge anymore. Its purpose has passed. So I would suggest that, that’s how we should look at the various challenges in our lives that they are kept there so that we may become better people.
We want to be better at school, we want to be better at home, a better son, a better daughter, a better father, or mother, a better friend, a better worker or entrepreneur. Humans are created seeking more, wanting more and moving forward, it is never ending. Challenges can also be things like avoiding the influence of bad friends, smoking, drinking, or quiting these things.
Remember Allah would not test a servant with more than what the servant can bear
Surat al-Muminun 23:62
“And We charge no soul except [with that within] its capacity, and with Us is a record which speaks with truth; and they will not be wronged.”
I’ll be honest I have had challenges mop the floor with me and the challenges that I overcame I had to bend over backwards so far that I nearly looked upright again. Yes we have all seen the dark side of our challenges, but what this Verse means is we all have it in us to overcome our challenges, we are stronger than our challenges. Whether we see it now or not, but simply being stronger doesn’t mean we don’t need to struggle for it, it just means if we do struggle we will succeed. So Keep up the Hustle. And remember
Surat al-A’raf 7:42
“But those who believed and did righteous deeds – We charge no soul except [within] its capacity. Those are the companions of Paradise; they will abide therein eternally.”
Surat al-Kahf 18:88
“But as for one who believes and does righteousness, he will have a reward of Paradise, and we will speak to him from our command with ease.”
Surat az-Zumar, 52-54
“Do they not know that Allah expands and restricts the provision of anyone He wills? There are certainly Signs in that for people who believe. Say [from Me]: “My servants, you who have transgressed against yourselves, do not despair of His mercy. Truly, Allah forgives all wrong actions. He is the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” Turn to your Lord and submit to Him before punishment comes upon you, for then you cannot be helped.”
Love you all for the sake of Allah