Humps and bumps are aplenty in life – we are reminded on this common sense daily through observation of our own and others’ life happenings. Read the newspaper and you will discover true stories which leave you with emotions ranging from horrified, teary, amused or envious. God seems to decide on certain situations for some people, while giving more (from the human’s flawed naked eye) to some seemingly fortunate ones.
The truth is, it happens to each and everyone of us at different times and in different situations. Mainly, a new development occurs and you are left at a sudden crossroads. Having weighed your options you decide on a solution, embark on overcoming the challenge and sigh with relief, shout with joy or become disappointed (depending on the outcome of the effort). And so you move on to the next one.
The next bump in the road may not be clearly visible right after you overcome the previous one. Rather, you may be taken on a straight and rising path – which at a time may suddenly appear smooth and easy to manoeuvre. When that happens, watch out – a big bump may be building up, and suddenly the road gets rougher; the ascent becomes steeper; uncertainty beckons and you become nervous about how you’re going to overcome this sudden ‘mountain’ upon you.
Fear not, as this is life – it’s meant to be that way. If you feel like you’re not strong enough, or you feel like you’re the only one that’s come up across this huge bump, or have been given a few in a row, much more than you’d like – there are times you may feel like there’s been anything but – try and keep the faith. As my mom said to me, “What is life all about if not overcoming these challenges and becoming a better person?”
I am now at one of those crossroads. It doesn’t seem such a bad situation when i think about it – at the worst-case scenario, a return back to square one is less scary because it’s a familiar, well-trodden path, and it involves having more loved ones in our lives. At best, i can use this opportunity to discover the world that may be available for me out there. And whatever happens, I will always have my 3Fs. And so far, they all say i have the tenacity and ambition to go further (nak cuba jugak fulfill challenge topic for today tu.. ha ha).
As my mom also advised, I should now pray more, perform more specific hajat prayers and tahajjud, to find out the right path for me to take. And of course, pray for Allah to continue blessing us and allowing us to embark on another journey – physically (growing a family, working and earning more, saving for a house to settle down in), mentally (discovering another exciting chapter at work, growing as a parent) and spiritually (continued prayers and Asking for the best of both worlds).
At least, this is what i know in theory anyway.. 😛