Life is unpredictable. And having a baby teaches you so much! I had almost forgotten how life was all about change, until Baby Ahmed came into my life. We often take control of our lives and make decisions such that we are able to adjust and cope with changes. Normally this is the case.
But when there is a baby, right when you feel you have settled with a new and good schedule for the days, the baby hits another milestone and you’re confused about how to go about with life (or even days) again!
But that’s the nature of life, and we perhaps forgot it somewhere. While I beg Allah that I get a full night’s sleep just this once (everyday 😀 ) and ask Him to make Ahmed sleep through the night, I realize how every moment in our lives has been about change, and all of it has been under His control.
We sometimes think ‘I am happy in my zone, I don’t want to get married. I am feeling perfect in this position, I’m not gonna leave this job’ etc. etc, don’t we?
Firstly, how much of our lives has been in our control anyway? No matter who our dream spouse is, dream house or place, dream job, dream course, dream business, nothing is possible except if He wills. Secondly, life is ALL about change, all about growth. If we remain in one place, we will only feel lost sooner or later.
They say we get attached to people or things or dreams. But we do get attached to phases of life as well. Attachments; to moments in life. Makes us struggle to embrace changes and makes life harder instead.
Human beings, by nature fear change. Allah swt mentions it so beautifully saying that in Jannah, we will be given provisions that look alike and we would even exclaim ‘This is what we were provided with before!’ However, it will actually not be the same, and we would be pleasantly surprised. And just as we are so comfortable with something we are familiar with, we will enjoy it comfortably inshaAllah! 🙂 [Interestingly enough, learnt this in my tafsir class, and related to it today]
وَبَشِّرِ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ ۖ كُلَّمَا رُزِقُوا مِنْهَا مِن ثَمَرَةٍ رِّزْقًا ۙ قَالُوا هَٰذَا الَّذِي رُزِقْنَا مِن قَبْلُ ۖ وَأُتُوا بِهِ مُتَشَابِهًا ۖ وَلَهُمْ فِيهَا أَزْوَاجٌ مُّطَهَّرَةٌ ۖ وَهُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ
And give good tidings to those who believe and do righteous deeds that they will have gardens [in Paradise] beneath which rivers flow. Whenever they are provided with a provision of fruit therefrom, they will say, “This is what we were provided with before.” And it is given to them in likeness. And they will have therein purified spouses, and they will abide therein eternally. [The Holy Qur’an, 2:25]
Embrace change today, with confidence and faith. For as they say ‘change is the only constant of life’ . It gets adventurous, trust me.