The Quran Journal #1: Change

"Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves."
(Q.S Ar-Rad: 11)

My reflection was simple. I picked this very personal experience of mine because I think this is really easy to digest.

So, four years ago I was a little bit overweight because I munched too much Doritos, chips and fried chicken. I didn't really notice it until one of my aunt said that I looked a bit chubbier and I felt my jeans started to get tighter and tighter. In no time, I decided to work out and start a healthier lifestyle, because like I said, I just ate too much doritos and junk food, they are absolutely not healthy and that needed to stop.
So then I finally started my healthier life.
My commitment to change for the better was really something I'm still very proud of myself until now. My dedication to cut all of bad food and exercise everyday for an hour was really something that I was able to maintain the habit for a solid month.

I only ate fruits, vegetables and chicken breast with at least two litres of water every single day and I didn't eat any fried food at all for the whole month! Not even kerupuk which I love the most. Not even chocolate or candy or cake or donut or whatever.
I was really discipline and strict of myself and after a month, I went back to my normal weight. I lost six kilograms which I think was really a big success. 

Then I really think this ayat relates to my story in some ways.

I would have never changed if I didn't tell so myself. I wouldn't be so dedicated and went to cut up all the bad food if it was only my mum told me to take care of my health, that I would think just because it's better in their eyes doesn't mean is better in mine too.

But this is it. When I finally thought for myself that I needed it, I really needed to the better of myself and I finally decided to do it for myself, not for mum, not for my friends, but for me - then I will really do it.

That guy wont ever stop smoking if he himself doesn't want to quit smoking.
The other guy wont ever pray if he himself doesn't want to pray.
The other other guy wont ever stop cheating on her wife if he himself doesn't want to stop that freaking bad habit.

I will never get those straight A's if I'm still lazying around all day all night on Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

It's in us, really.
It's all depend on us.
Your mum, your dad, your sister, your brother, your significant other, your friends can't change you. They might be the reasons of your change, but it's always your decision wether you really want to change for the better or not. And it usually just comes out from your heart. This is cheesy, I know, but it's true.

1 comment :

  1. I love this one. This is something that my dad always told me growing up. Everything is possible as long as you're trying and give your best.