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"If you did not add (contribute) something to the world, then you are an excess of the world."
That is what the quote in the above picture means.
Allah has blessed each of His creations with specialities and potentials. Even you, who is reading this has a lot of it. One of it is that, you can see. Another is, you can read. Alhamdulillah.
Some people has been blessed with the potential to write beautifully, sing beautifully, draw beautifully, photograph beautifully, photoshop amazingly, think critically, do parkour, cook deliciously, etc.. Now let's look into ourselves. What kind of potential do we have?
If you look deeper and try a lot of things, insya-Allah you will find your potential.
I just found out my new potential two days ago and that is; 'drumming' using kompang. koh koh koh. I discovered it while I was gathering with a few of my seniors and friend from school. While they were singing, I was just trying beating the 'kompang' and suddenly one of my senior said that I have the skill. But of course I'll have to practise more to sharpen it laa.
Ehem. Therefore, when you try doing different activities, you will find out more of yourself that you don't know.
Then, after you have found out your specialities, potentials and skills, think of the ways to use them beneficially, so that maybe you yourself will get the benefits, or others living in this world will get the benefits.
E.g: You can plant trees. So, plant trees so that you and everyone around you will get more O2.
If we did not use the potentials we have, insya-Allah they will be wasted and therefore we will just be a waste that did not do anything in this world. Baik tak yah hidup kalau gitu. Astaghfirullah. Nauzubillah.
Allah s.w.t has stated in His Quran:
وَمَا خَلَقۡنَا ٱلسَّمَآءَ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ وَمَا بَيۡنَہُمَا لَـٰعِبِينَ
"We did not create the heavens and the earth and what lies between them for play"
[ Al - Anbiya', 21 : 16 ]
Allah did not create us for play. Bukan main-main. There must be a reason why Allah has created us, and even giving us our potentials.
Therefore, let us discover our potentials and make use of them! :))