WITH ALLAH BY MY SIDE…….
I can do it!
As creation our resources, no matter how many degrees and talents we have, are still severely restricted. However keeping in mind that there is The ONE above who is the possessor of all powers and resources and Who comes readily to the aid of the one who seeks His aid, gives tremendous strengths to our abilities and strengths. It begins by firm belief in Allah Ta’ala and then firm belief in yourself. If you say I can do it, then you surely will do it, with Allah Ta’ala’s aid of course. And if your reliance in Allah Ta’ala is true then He will surely give you that little boost that you so much need.
The story below tells of this!
A business executive was deep in debt and could see no way out. Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. During his days, he ploughed himself behind his office desk, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy. During his many sleepless nights he often took solace from his prayer mat, begging and beseeching Allah Ta’ala to come to his aid and deliver him from his misery.
Then one day whilst trying to relieve his stress levels by taking a walk in the nearby park an old man suddenly appeared before him. “I can see that something is troubling you,” he said. After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.” He asked the man his name, wrote out a cheque, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.” Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come.
The business executive saw in his hand a cheque for 1 million rand’s signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world! “I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the un-cashed cheque in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought.
With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again. Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the un-cashed cheque. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the cheque and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man.
“I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried. “I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the rest home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller.” And she led the old man away by the arm. The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he had been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had a million rands behind him.
Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his newfound self-confidence, together with his trust and reliance in Allah Ta’ala that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after.
Our lives can be no different. We can achieve anything we want too- but with the right combination. Allah Ta’ala first and being positive and self-confident. With these nothing is IMPOSSIBLE and remember even the word IMPOSSIBLE broken, reads I’M POSSIBLE!
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