Your heart has to be ready to handle the weight of your calling

Humility has a way of erasing us if we aren’t conscious of how we practice it. There’s a fine line between modesty and lack of self worth. I have watched many use humility as an excuse for withdrawing from their God-given place in this world just to stay comfortable in their safe space. I have been guilty of this at times unfortunately. I’ve never been to good at owning my excellence and staying in the background has always felt more comfortable to me. Dismissing praise and not celebrating achievements.

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a little reminder on perspective

i was in a slight car accident yesterday, no one got hurt alhamdullilah/ thank God (it really wasn’t bad at all…no cause for alarm). i’ve been driving for over 5 years and this is the first accident i’ve been in. i was shook for the rest of the day and my mum at one point was like “are you still thinking about the car? forget the car it’ll get fixed, but imagine if the car was instead a person or if you were hurt really bad. You don’t know what Allah swt is holding out of your way, so be thankful that it wasn’t an event that would have changed your life as you know it”. 

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Where there is darkness, there is light.

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
―J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

This world is so unpredictable, most of us are anxious about what happens next and rightly so. However, I don’t remember signing a contract that guaranteed me a stress free life and I know that you don’t have control over what comes next. What I’ve come to realise is that it isn’t about whether the glass is half empty or half full, it is about what you do with the cards you have been dealt right now. Call me naïve or deluded, but truly I would prefer a reformed pessimist, a born again hippie, maybe an old soul, point being it is all in your mindset. If you believe that you deserve greatness in all aspects of your life and you have faith in something greater than yourself, you will be be fearless. No one can touch you when you exude authenticity and you have let go of the past and future and live in the present.

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