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Dedication

Posted by Yacoob on September 18, 2007

To every soul still searching for their companion,
a sincere dedication:
to your strength,
your patience,
your faith.

Maybe you’ve been on this quest longer than you think you can bear;
Or maybe you’re just starting out -
early days,
in an early daze,
hoping your Prince or Princess will appear very soon.

Wherever you are on this Journey,
know that success lies not in your hands,
and dreams are not fulfilled according to your schedule.

Frustration, pain and failure may visit you often;
and hope may seem to desert you at times
as your dearly-held dream flutters in and out of your reach,
like an elusive butterfly -
glorious in its delightful beauty,
but fragile and elusive.

But keep holding on,
and never let disapointment break your spirit;
for each misadventure,
each dead end,
each seemingly-wasted effort
is no waste at all.

Everything falls within a Greater Plan,
and though your vision may be temporarily obscured by the present,
remain hopeful,
trusting that the future holds something much greater for you.

Be true to yourself,
be true to your Creator:
realise that nothing happens unless by His Will.

So each day that passes,
and each night that goes by without you having attained the dream,
consider it a necessity:
the training you require
to mould you into the person you need to be.

Keep praying,
Keep trying,
Be patient and persevering through everything;
and above all:
use this time to draw closer to your Creator,
and work on yourself;

Become the person you want to be.
Don’t think that your own development must wait until you have someone to grow with.
Tomorrow is promised to no one,
and when you do find that precious soul to accompany you into Eternity,
won’t you feel good
knowing you’re able to start your life together from a stronger personal foundation?

So, to every soul still in this struggle:
be strong,
be patient,
and keep the faith.

Dreams come true.
I’m living proof of that.

(Note: The prequel to this came 5 months earlier – here.)

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9 Responses to “Dedication”

  1. alia said

    :)

  2. saaleha said

    indeed:)

  3. Zahera said

    Beautiful :-) Full of wisdom but more than that- full of truth!

  4. bilal said

    nice one…

  5. Nasreen said

    MashaAllah. Very true. :)

  6. Heather said

    This is truly a beautiful piece and really changed my impatience towards finding someone. Thank you

  7. Dreamlife said

    Thank you…I’m glad it had an impact :) The biggest lesson I learned on my ‘journey’ is that how you feel about where you are – whether you’re depressed, frustrated, whatever… – it’s all pretty much dependent on the way you let yourself see things. In other words, the key aspect is: perspective.

    When you have the right perspective, things become easier and you’re able to focus on the things that are important – the things that are, somewhat, in your ‘control’. And you can just let go of all the self-imposed pressure and burden; because you know that all of it – the aspirations you hold so dear – is in the hands of the One who controls everything.

    That lesson, for me, came over time and with disappointing experiences. I wish I could remember it more often nowadays – because the lesson really does apply to every aspect of life – not just the quest for companionship.

    Note that I’m not saying we should sit back and do nothing: we must make an effort; but we should realise that the outcomes of our efforts – the results – are not in our control. The key from our side is to have a good intention, and then make a sincere and dedicated effort towards our goals.

    Anyway, thanks for stopping by. All the best to you, and may the coming days / weeks / months bring you everything you need to embark on the next stage of life.

    And, God-willing, when you get there, always try to retain your memories of the difficulty you’re going through now – so that you can appreciate what you’ve been given, when you’re finally in the arms of the one you’ll spend your life with :)

  8. Nasmira said

    wow!!! so beautifully put mashaAllah !! (a timely reminder for me) jazakallah khair for that! :)

  9. muslemaah said

    SubhanaAllah, this is so emotional.

    Favourite line:

    So, to every soul still in this struggle:
    be strong,
    be patient,
    and keep the faith.

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