When someone ask me." What makes you felt motivated every day? I just smiled and said, "I pictured myself in a motivated mood and pray to become one! And she will look at me with her questioned face. I smiled knowing what is playing in her mind at that time.
" And remember! your Lord caused to be declared (publicly): "If you are grateful, I will add more (favours) unto you; But if you show ingratitude, truly My punishment is terrible indeed." (Ibrahim : 7)
To be truthful, there is no other word to show my feelings right now except GRATEFULNESS.
And all start with a dream.
I dreamed of memorizing the whole Quran, and I accomplished it, Alhamdulillah!
I dreamed of being an IIUM student, and I got it, Alhamdulillah!
I dreamed of being a bi'ah leader, and I experienced it, Alhamdulillah!
I dreamed of furthering my studies in law, He fulfilled it, Alhamdulillah!
I dreamed of having good friends around me, He destined it, Alhamdulillah!
Anyway, why do I talk about dreams this much? Here is where this interesting story begin!~
"Your mind is so powerful that if you believe in achieving something, you'll get it! Insya Allah!" a quote from Prof Muhaya.
" Even if we dream of marrying a rich man?" one of the participant joked.
"The key is to believe in Allah and your dream! But of course, every dream must come with a good intention, only then, He will help you in realizing your dream!" Prof Dr Muhaya answered. Keep your surrounding with positive environment, it'll give you the energy of being an optimist. Have this situations ever happen to you on this past decades you're living?
You just thought of someone that you may need on that particular time to help you with some tasks , At that time you ask Him for help and you realize just then, you accidentally bumped into that person on that time. Who destined that to happen?
You felt sad knowing that you failed a subject after you had work hard in it, and at that time you ask Him for strength, just than your friend came to motivate and comfort you. Who send a good friend to you in the time of despair?
You caught in a traffic jam on your way to your workplace, then you prayed to Him for a relief, and just then as you realized that you just come on time. Or that your boss forgive you for the late comings. Who would you think that guide you to the road safely or who authorised the feeling of forgiving in your employer's conscience?
There is only one answer for these questions above, and I say it is Him, ALLAH, the AlMighty and the All-Knowing!~
Hey, you got the same answer as mine, right?:)
Now, you get the point here, don't you?it is all about our TRUST!
When we put our trust in someone, we'll tend to give up all the things we had just to be with him, when we put a trust in someone, we tend to sacrifice all that we had for the one we trust. When we trust in someone, we'll believe in everything he tells and does to us. Don't we? *typical Malaysian drama*
But just as we try to change that "someone" to "Him"? Try it, that is when you will feel the trust you put in is the best thing to do!
Have we trust in this ayat?
"He knoweth the unseen and that which is open: He is the Great, the Most High.It is the same (to Him) whether any of you conceal his speech or declare it openly; whether he lie hid by night or walk forth freely by day." (Ar-Ra'd: 9-10)
But, has this passed in our mind sometimes?
" I had studied all night, and now I just have to put my trust in Him,Hm, Is He going to help me with this examination?". You trust him but, at the same time you still keeping a little doubt in your heart about Him, you're questioning about His help without realising it!
Or may be, you have put your full trust on Him in succeeding the exam , on the contrary, you didn't do well in it and you tend to blame Him because of your failure? Is that we called as a full trust?
Let us comprehend upon this beautiful and meaningful ayat He had proclaimed;
"But it is possible that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and that you love a thing which is bad for you. But Allah knoweth, and you know not" ( Al-Baqarah: 216)
How glad if we can apply this ayat in our everyday life, we will learn to put a full trust in Him!~
We didn't want to end up our dream just like the companion of the gardens right? Let us take a good reminder of this story in Surah Al-Qalam; ayat 17 until ayat 27.
" Before they go to sleep, they tell each other about their plan to cut their fruits in their gardens early in the morning when their poor neighbours were asleep so that they will not try to beg them some foods when they awake. Unfortunately, because of their bad intentions upon the poor people, what do you think Allah had done to their gardens?
Early that morning, as they set out in determination, assuming themselves to be able to cut their fruits and save for their own good, they found out that, their garden had turned into a dark and desolate spot and it became as though reaped."
The moral of the story: Whatever we dream of doing or becoming, make sure it comes with a good intention. For example, you want to have a lot of money, so that you can help the poor people, that is a good dream, so go on in realizing it!
Don't afraid to dream, because when you dream, you will have the courage to fulfill it and that was the time,when you became brave enough to take in every risk that pass on your way in fulfilling your dream.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
Allah is always there to help you, PUT YOUR FULL TRUST IN HIM=)
p/s: I have a dream to became an Islamic novelist one day (biiznillah), strive for it and have faith in Him most!
Now, you write your own dream and fulfill it!:)