Ramadhan Diary ~ Day Six: Concentration

When you lose focus, you can either struggle, experience luck, learn something new, or experience everything all at once.

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Whilst offering my prayers in congregation, out the corner of my eye, I saw my cellphone disappear. I was offering my prayers near the curtains that separated the men from the women, thus I had set my cellphone near there as well. Once the last set of prayers began, a little boy managed to play around with the curtains in a way that hid my cellphone.

Now, as sad as it is, I began to panic. I thought the little boy took it and was messing around on my phone, all while the congregational prayers were still being offered. I couldn’t snap the idea of my phone becoming lost, out of my mind. I became worrisome and upset.

Upset because I was so easy to lose concentration, so easy to turn away from God Almighty for a materialistic thing. Can you call God Almighty through a cellphone? No. It was very disappointing to realize that I lost focus and began to worry about something that could eventually be replaced. How dare I?

During prayer, I commanded myself to calm down. I asked for forgiveness. I reminded myself to trust God Almighty. I told myself that by putting my trust in God Almighty, I will have no trouble in finding my phone in case it was misplaced.

Anyway, after completing my prayers, I shuffled the curtains a bit and there it was. The exact same place I left it but the only difference was that is was covered by the curtains. I took a second to shake my head at my foolishness and my attachment to materialistic things. I also then acknowledged how Gracious and Merciful God Almighty is.

He made it easy for me to find my phone, even though I lost concentration during supplication. Sometimes I really do not understand why He is this generous but then again, He does love me more than my mother.

I am weak, I am human. I was made to make mistakes but through it all, I am not alone. I can better myself, I can stand tall. I have God Almighty and I need not anyone else. I will always have trials thrown at me and hopefully, I learn from them in the best manner possible.

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