Your life is nothing more than a love story. Between you and God. Nothing more. Every person, every experience, every gift, every loss, every pain is sent to your path for one reason and one reason only: to bring you back to Him.
Be grateful for every single person who was part of your story.The ones that hurt you. The ones that helped you. Because they all taught you.
We often wonder why God gives and takes, constricts and expands. What we forget is that human beings understand things by their opposites. Without dark, we can’t understand light. Without hardship, we wouldn’t *experience* ease. Without the existence of deprivation and loss, we couldn’t grasp the need for gratitude or the virtue of patience. And without separation, we wouldn’t taste the sweetness of reunion. Glory be to the one who gives—even when He takes.
This life will never be without storms. Stop fearing the storm. Build your inner shelter.
You can search the world over, but you won’t find happiness until you realize that happiness
isn’t getting what you want. It’s being content with what you already have.
How could you feel worthless when God has honoured you by creating you and choosing you to be with Him, in this life and the next? You are worthy. You are worthy of love. You are worthy of respect. You haven’t failed. You’re beautiful. Only the beautiful can see beauty. Never doubt your beauty. Never doubt your worth. It’s not about how much you make, your grades, what people say or think. It’s about you and God. It’s about your heart. The blinding beauty of your heart.
I tell you to keep going, not because it’s easy. Not because it doesn’t hurt. I tell you to keep going because there’s no other way. To stop is to die. Life is in motion. In growth. In change. Life is in seeking and in finding. Life is in redemption. Each moment is a new birth. A new chance to come back, to get it right.
A new chance to make it better.
Holding on to hope when everything is dark, is the greatest test of faith
Try not to confuse attachment with love. Attachment is about fear and dependency, and has more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn’t about what others can give you because your empty. It is about what you can give others because you’re already full.
Everything we do is motivated by love. Even fear and hate are born of love. So be careful what you love.
Stop hating on yourself for not being perfect. If God wanted perfection, He would have made you an angel.
We are always looking for signs. We are always asking for God to ‘speak’ to us. But those signs are all around us. They are in everything. God is always ‘speaking’. The question is whether we are listening.
Don’t ever be afraid of giving. Give. Give of your time, your forgiveness, your understanding, your love. Give of your money. Give to the creation, and you’ll be given by the Creator. Be generous, and the Most Generous will be generous with you.
There’s something amazing about this life. The very same worldly attribute that causes us pain is also what gives us relief: Nothing here lasts. What does that mean? It means that the breathtakingly beautiful rose in my vase will wither tomorrow. It means that my youth will neglect me. But it also means that the sadness I feel today will change tomorrow. My pain will die. My laughter won’t last forever but neither will my tears. We say this life isn’t perfect. And it isn’t. It isn’t perfectly good. But, it also isn’t perfectly bad, either.
You cried when He took away your drop of water, not knowing He’d saved for you, the sea.
When someone hurts you, your first thought may be to wish you had never met them at all. But remember that even those who’ve hurt you, came into your life for a reason, and left for a reason. It’s for the best and healing starts with acceptance.
Sometimes you search so hard for words. You look for a way to interpret the language of this heart and the unspoken bond you feel. But in the end you are left with nothing but silence. And deep down you hope it’s understood.
Some people may complicate it for you, but the formula is simple: Love God more than anything else. More than your ego. More than your money. More than your desires…More than your sleep at dawn. Love God more than anything else, and submission comes natural.
Love God more than anything else, and all goodness will follow.
There’s a special place in my heart for the ones who were with me at my lowest and still loved me when I wasn’t very loveable.
Some feel lonely because they haven’t found that perfect ‘companion’ yet. Sometimes Allah sends everyone else away so you can find that only in Him.
I know you feel worn and tired. I know you’re tired of failing. Rest, but don’t stop. You can do this. You got this.
Not because you’re strong, but because He’s your strength.
There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words, and still not understand you… And there are others who will understand – without you even speaking a word.
You keep running after the love of the people, but you’ll never get it. And what you do get, will never be enough. The hole inside you is too big. You see, it was made by God, for God. How could anything less fill it?
Speak your heart. If they don’t understand, the message was never meant for them anyway.
It is in that which you love the most that you find the greatest tests.