Each and every one of us is created differently. Some is born rich and some might not be so lucky. Life is a wonderful journey.
However things will not always be great as we will surely face challenges throughout our life. Sometimes the hardship is to test the strength of your love and sometimes it is what Allah gives back to us for all of our past sins.
Have you ever thought of why aren't we all just born rich or beautiful; and in that way everyone will always be happy?
Think again. Things always happen for a reason because Allah always knows what is best for His servants.
For example, there was once a very nice man, a good father and husband to his family I used to know.
He still has his mother and he takes care of her, gives her his money every month and etc.
He is not filthy rich and not limited mean as well as I can say, he lives a moderate life with his family.
He’s an insurance agent who is healthy and his age was around middle 40s.
One day, he managed to sell insurance to a company which worth thousands and that achievement has gotten to receive a huge sum of money for his commission.
Then he suddenly passes away in his praying mat after Asar prayers.
It got me thinking at the beginning why did Allah takes away his life before he can even feel the luxury in his life even for a while.
Then again, Allah knows best. Maybe Allah loves him too much that He know he might not be as good as how he used to be when he’s rich. So before he even astray, better for him to return to his Creator.
Or perhaps He knows that people around him might not be sincere to him anymore because of his wealth. So before he is hurt, better for him to return to his Creator.
Sometimes we look at ourselves in the mirror and questioned why we aren't pretty. Or why aren't we slim or fair.
Think again. Maybe if we are pretty we will always be too proud of ourselves and because Allah loves us, He decided not to make us pretty.
Maybe if we are slim we will be wearing tight clothes to show around our skinny waist and so He makes us fat.
Whatever it is be grateful with yourself right now. Never question the Creator as He knows what best for His servants.
O Allah, if I’m rich and will make your religion better, this nation better and this world better, ease my way. But if it only brings negativity to your religion, the nation and the world, keep my way easy to just sustain what I have right now.