On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we’ve learnt that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any situation yet even better, the outcomes.
There are no right and wrong ways to work in this business (or even just about any business?), but there are some basic common-sense practices to follow. Work very hard, diligent and always be prepared; never giving up; and once you get the logical business pattern, expand and scale and give them more than they’ve ever expected.
Give it a little more trial, a little more risk, a little more pushing up and a little more stretching out. Stretch it more and let all your ideal length be seen. Your maximum self can only be known if you stretch hard till you can’t do it any longer. No matter how obstacles may “play” you over the bar, you will be able to assume your shape when your passion is always intact. You will not burst!
The fact that the harder you strove in worship, the more means of finding halal (lawful) provision became available to you shows that fearing and obeying The Lord brings provision, as The Almighty says:
“And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine.” | QS 65:2-3.
Do not let your motive in doing acts of obedience be the provision that they bring, in such a way that if the benefits were to dry up you would stop doing them. Rather make your deeds sincerely for your Lord, and thank Him for the good things that He has bestowed you upon:
“And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: ‘If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allah), I will give you more (of My Blessings); but if you are thankless (i.e. ungrateful), verily, My punishment is indeed severe.’” | QS 14:7.
Sounds like a good deal from the big guy up there? Well, that’s how He said it. Let’s drill it, and He knows best.
Such a life, C’est La Vie! 🙂