Doing things for the Lord

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Saturday morning breakfast reading the sweetest and heartwarming message beautifully handwritten all the way from Adelaide. ❤ Thank u Eve! My instagram account and this blog have been my platform for writing and expressing myself. It has never been my intent to show off or boast. I am sorry if anyone feels that way, I urged you to unfollow me so that you will not continue to put yourself in a position to backbite or sin. Occasionally something good happens and I share it here with my friends and family with the hope you will feel happy for me too. However, most of life has been a struggle and thus, I never want to hide that I too, struggle. Expressing it here is not to gain sympathy, rather, it is for me to share that I am human too. I go through weak, sad, exhausting, depressing times. Please do not ever think I have ‘made it’ or I am perfect because I am definitely far from that.

Therefore, it has never been my intent to upload and share only the good and pretty stuff here. I know some people do it to keep their social media account pretty but I don’t. I share what is real and it is just who I am. Those who have worked with me before will know this is not just my style, it is my principle. Speak truth and be real, with a little social and interpersonal skill and of course do everything with a kind heart. InshaAllah.

I was in a difficult series of meetings yesterday and sometimes it feels like there is no solution to some problems, it is difficult to continue feeling positive. However, my boss mentioned that it is ok if they say bad things about us even after we have done our very best to help them, because we are here to work for the Lord. This has been lingering in my mind for the past few months, redirecting all my intentions to please only the Almighty. It has definitely lifted a burden off my shoulders when I put all my trust in Him. Even though my boss (and teammates) are of different religions, I am glad we are on the same page. Truly, we are not here by chance.

“Whosoever desires (by his deeds) the reward of the Hereafter, We give him increase in his reward, and whosoever desires the reward of this world (by his deeds), We give him thereof (what is decreed for him), and he has no portion in the Hereafter.”

[al-Shoora 42:20]

So thank you Eve for reminding me that I have been doing the right thing. To receive affirmations and appreciation in the form of note, I will treasure this! Let’s go eat when you are in Spore!! 😘