There will be times where you’ll be taken off your path and lose sight of your goals. There will be days when you won’t have the same motivation to carry on and sleepless nights where you’ll wonder if it was all worth it.
How do you deal with the moments of confusion? Know that every detour and every mistake will bring you to points you wouldn’t have known of otherwise, and this will expose your internal weaknesses and strengths to you. Allah only wants the best for us and hence He tests us to expose our character to ourselves.
The biggest lessons you’ll learn in your life will be the ones where you’ll be hurt, confused and sad the most. There will be incidents and things that will change you forever. Allah places these lessons on our path forward because He wants us to become better. He wants our better version to arrive at the final destination.
We may think it happened to our detriment, but if we take the lessons and use them to better ourselves then we will see the wisdom, the perfection and the beauty in Allah’s plan for us.
Otherwise, short-sighted will cost you in the long run:
“..but perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you and perhaps you love a thing and it is bad for you. And Allah Knows, while you know not.”