Thursday, 15 November 2007

One shot away

Some say life is a game, so if life is a game and things are one shot away why then why do we delay and lack courage to play that one shot that will get the job done.Sometimes we don't know that we are one shot away from being victorious.Sometimes it requires careful planning to play that one final shot.We don't know if we will succeed.But being victorious doesn't even matter. Playing that shot matters.Wanting to play matters.Wanting to win matters. Not giving up matters.Not quitting matters.Having the heart to play that one final shot and putting all the energies behind it matters.Giving it your best shot and leaving the result to Allah matters.The results may not go in your favor but at least you tried your best, that's what matters.Doesn't It?

In the game of life, sometimes you have to struggle over and over again and keep playing the shots until the task is done.Quitting is not an option.Others may want you to quit and give in to wrong.The opponents will try to bribe you. Your own team mates or coach may turn against you or lure you into false play.You have to know what is right and keep playing.You have to beware of who is on your side and whose team you are in.Are your team mates sincere to you?Are you sincere to your team?Are you in the right team playing the right game?Sometimes it takes team work to win. While you are playing your shots, are your team members doing the same? Is your partner backing you up? Or are they double crossing you?

You may feel out of form and want to retire from the game. But why not keep playing the shots and get back to form.

One should build the innings tactfully but sometimes the game of life can be tight.You may need 6 runs of the last ball to win.The opposition will make every effort to knock you down. You are to hold your nerves, take a look at the field placing, make a prayer, get into position and swing your bat. You may completely miss and the crowd will boo. But as long as you didn't panic, and carried the courage to make that last shot, never mind you didn't score a 6.You scored way more.You had what it took to play the last shot.You tried and that's what matters. You prayed and thats what mattered. Maybe God was testing you. And maybe moments later you will hear the crowd cheering because the umpire will signal a no ball. God may give you another chance. And this time you can close your eyes and swing blindly. God is on your side and you will succeed.

It takes one to play that shot. And it takes another to pump another to play the shot.But one has to make the shot for oneself.Do you have what it takes to play the shot?

8 comments:

friend said...

your friend's very wise ;)

Will read rest later on !!

hadi said...

how would i ever know when i hv to play my shot??????

MONAY said...

i agree!!!! i agree dat carefull planing,waiting to win,not giving up,not quitting,having a big heart,stamina,courage,determination.......these r the things needed to play the shot.
but..how can we get to know the right time..how can we that? yes!this is the right time to hit the iron??how can we know that the shot which we r going to play will prove better for us...how can know that this is exactly what we know...and above all what if GOD does not want us to play dat game......
there is no power on the face of earth which can make us play dat......so the only thing which matters is GOD'S Will.....only if we have it..we can play the shot..irrespective of any consequences!!!

Syra said...

Hadi,you have to figure that out for yourself. You can't wait for things in your control to happen. You have to make them happen.

Monay, you have to play the shot and leave the rest to Allah. God wills the destination. The journey is up to us.He may put obstacles on the path, and may create ease in difficulty. The obstacles shouldn't stop u from going ahead. How can you what is it that Allah wills unless you try? Of course we can't even blink an eye if HE doesn't will it.

hadi said...

yar i dont understand this life.....when i try to make things OK they go even worse.....n this happens all the time..........so now i leave everything to ALLAH.....sometmies i feel this life is taking me somewhere n its not me who is taking this life to a destination.....

Syra said...

Hadi, There are certain things in our control and certain things that are not.We will be awarded/punished only for things that are in our control.We have a choice b/w right and wrong, praying or not, making an effort or not. The ultimate outcome is in Allah's Hand.The choice we make is up to us.
In another case lets say it's destined that we will sin. In such a case God won't question us that why we sinned, but we will surely be questioned on whether we repented and seeked HIS forgiveness or not? Do I make sense to you?

hadi said...

yeah u r rite

Maryam said...

Lovely article