"It’s tough to read verses in the Qur’an where Allah says you must give both your wealth and your life to Him. It’s almost like we have this kind of limit of how much we want to dedicate to spirituality and then we read verses like it to remind us we can’t be with the world and God. Because God wants ALL of us.
Often times, we hear this and think this is to much to ask for.
If we look at the world does it ask for less? How often does a father leave his children and his wife for the sake of his desires to be in an adulterous relationship? How often do young girls give their bodies and their friendships up for a relationship with a boy? How often do people give their life and their time to their jobs? How often does society say you must give up what you believe and your traditions to fit in?
You see, God is not unique in asking for all of us, but He is the One that first loved us before asking us to love Him. He is the one that first took a breathe through our chests before asking for the remembrance of His Name to be on our breathes. He is the one who gave you wealth before He ever asked you to sacrifice for the sake of others.
God, is the only God you can worship that will give more than He ever takes. All idols that we place before God will always promise big and under deliver, they will always take more than they give, the world will ask for every ounce and inch and not return one bit. This world asks you every day for everything and gives you nothing that will remain in return. But God gives you everything and asks only for that which is better for you to give up.
So, trust God. Trust His plan is based on forever while you can only see this moment. Understand tat slavery to other than Him is bondage, while being a salve to God makes you a King of this World. God is like a thousand mirrors, whatever you shine upon Him He reflects back a million times stronger. So give when He asks, listen when He speaks and surrender to Decree because God doesnt want hardship for you. He wants only Ease. “
writing by anonymous.