As Salaamu Alaykum and Good Morning,
Truly God does not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves”.(Qur’an Surah Ar-Ra’ad Ayat 11)
When we encounter trials we can choose to develop either,fear which leads to despair and resentment, or hope which leads us to understanding that our situation is only temporary and that it can only get better!
I have been on a quest to discover how people arrive at deciding to “move forward” in life after experiencing trials. I write this blog with hopes that it resonates with you and you begin to take action and move forward in your life. On the other hand, if you have moved forward I would hope that you share your story to inspire other women to do the same.
Do any of these circumstances apply to you?
1.Loss of a loved one
5. Terminal illness
6. Tragic accident
8. Recently fired from a job
9. Inadequate supply of food
10. Incarceration of your spouse
Take a moment to think about something devastating that has happened in your life and how you have reacted to it. What was your attitude/behavior, feeling/emotion toward these events. How long was it before you realized “enough is enough” and change had to happen? When you got hit with these trials did you loose hope or gain strength?
I encourage you to reach down somewhere deep inside of you and pull up that courage that firmly plants you back on your feet to keep moving forward? You do have a choice. The trial is inevitable but to struggle is a choice.
Consider these Ways to Keep Moving Forward!
Forgiveness of yourself
We all make mistakes in many areas of our life. The consequences can be heavy.Give yourself a peace of mind and forgive yourself so that you can keep moving forward.
Understand the difference between failure and regret
Failure is an event that gives us the opportunity to evaluate and sharpen our skills. Regret is an emotion/feeling of disappointment. Remove yourself from the circumstance you are in by going somewhere quiet. Grab a pen and paper. Think about your circumstance objectively and try to make better choices that will help you to move forward.
Ask for Help from the One who created you then reach out to your circle of support.
You are not alone. God Alone is sufficient for all your needs. He is The All Knowing and He provides relief for His servants. Also, there are many people who may send to you that would extend their hand and help you in your circumstance. All you have to do is ask. Often times we are afraid to ask because we don’t believe we are worthy to receive the help. When God sends help…take it because you may be blowing an opportunity of relief and change.Allah does not desire difficulty for you!
Believe You are Worthy
Whatever your goal, your dream, or your desire, you are worthy of achieving it.
Know What You Want
Understand what you want. It helps to clarify your vision. The how will appear shortly after and will give you a boost to move forward.
Understand that your circumstance is a test. The Creator only knows the outcome so you have to put trust in Him and ask for His guidance. Trust that the experience is happening for a reason and be open to making adjustments in order to keep moving forward.
Want it More
How badly do you want it? When you get hit hard, walk through the pain; get up and keep moving forward knowing there may be more pain ahead, it is surely a test of your determination When you bounce back you will become much better at moving forward.
Walida Muhammad -Founder and Ceo of HerBIZness helping women to move forward!
The price we pay for not being honest with who we are, where we want to be, and not having an action plan to accomplish goals is very high! Take immediate action if you want immediate results AND Change your course of action if you want different ,more desired, results.