A Message

(sender: Sodiqa Parker)

I asked God to take away my pride.  ALLAH said "No".
It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up.

I asked ALLAH to make my handicapped child whole.  ALLAH said "No".
Her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary.

I asked ALLAH to grant me patience.  ALLAH said "No".
Patience is a by product of tribulations; it isn't granted, it is earned.

I asked ALLAH to give me happiness.  ALLAH said "No".
I give you blessings, happiness is up to you.

I asked ALLAH to spare me pain.  ALLAH said "No".
Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked ALLAH to make my spirit grow.  ALLAH said "No".
You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life.  ALLAH said "No".
I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things.

I ask ALLAH to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
ALLAH said... Ahhhh, finally you have the idea! 

What if ALLAH couldn't take the time to bless us today
because we couldn't take the time to thank HIM yesterday?

What if ALLAH decided to stop leading us tomorrow
because we didn't follow HIM today?

What if we never saw another flower bloom
because we grumbled when ALLAH sent the rain?

What if ALLAH didn't walk with us today
because we failed to recognize it as His day?

What if ALLAH took away His message
because we failed to listen to the messenger?

What if ALLAH stopped loving and caring for us
because we failed to love and care for others?

What if ALLAH would not hear us today
because we would not listen to Him yesterday?

What if ALLAH answered our prayers the way we answer His
call to service?

What if ALLAH met our needs the way we give Him our lives???