When we get busy in our daily lives, we tend to say there are not enough hours in the day to do everything. Subhanallah, this is a very bad thing to say when you think about it. What makes us question the 24 hours Allah (subhanahu wa ta’ala) decided a day should be about? We should watch out tongues. So what can we do to achieve our daily goals or weekly things to do?
It’s very simple; with the power of dua. We need to think of Allah at all times and ask Him to help. Personally, I ask Him all the time to help me carry my heavy load easily. I’m a busy working mother like many before me and many after me. Making a simple dua every time you feel like you won’t be able to make it is the key. Be a planner and leave the rest to him.
How do I know it works? Because I tried it time after time and I will give some examples of this.
I have my father-in-law visiting from East Europe insha’Allah today, and as I got in my car yesterday morning, I was thinking about taking the day off so I could clean our apartment and prepare his arrival. I prayed to Allah to help me carry the load easily because the only thing that could make me realize this cleaning plan was to take the afternoon off and clean away. The weather people had forecasted snow, and it was understood that it wasn’t going to get bad. You see, they forecasted and it’s by the will of Allah that it happens. No one else. So after I made that dua and took off, it started snowing a little bit and I thought ah it will stop. But no, it didn’t. It continued and it got heavy. This made my boss to call the day short around 1:30 pm because driving conditions could get bad and that’s a liability for employers. Kader Allah! I didn’t have to take time off to clean. Allah provided for me and after six hours of hard work, I was ready to meet Baba! Having said, I’m bummed that my mother-in-law isn’t coming. She is a loving lady masha’Allah.
Another time He provided for me was when I started working after three months off. I was worried about the baby care, work, my virtual world, my household projects, and how to balance it all. I had done it throughout college and grad school but I felt like adding a baby to the mix was a total different animal. And you know what? During the first two weeks after I started work, I prayed hard to get the hang of it all and it happened. My workplace was very understanding and as long as we all had our work done, we could call it a day early and that’s what I did to survive. It was also the holiday period, and it can get tricky with year-end. It’s either too busy with all vendors trying to get paid or slow with workers taking off to travel and spend time with their family. The latter was my luck but it was still Kader Allah! I was able to ease back into work slowly and adjust.
Now, every day is a different challenge and I deal with it with prayer and considerable planning. May Allah help us all balance our challenging schedules, amiin.
Jazak’Allah khair for reading,