He Found Me Lost
To find your way, you must first lose your way. And when I tell you I was lost, I was so, so lost.
You see, they brought me up telling me I was this religion and this is how we do things. They told me not to do this and not to do that, and to be ever fearful. They told me the way I prayed was wrong, they told me the length of time I prayed for was wrong. They taught me to be so scared of God – the entity that gave me life. They told me not to befriend anyone who did not follow the same religion as me, and they even told me I was better than those people because of the religion I was. They told me other people were dirty – and we were pure. But where is the purity in that?
They didn’t teach me about Love. They didn’t teach me about oneness. They didn’t teach me about equality or that everything is one. They didn’t show me the power that God has given to each and every one of us. They didn’t teach me about the heart, the soul or the spirit. They didn’t teach me that to become the best version of me, I would need to go inside myself – to the deepest parts of me. They didn’t teach me to love God for the sake of loving God. Instead, they were teaching me to worship my own ego – the same as they had been taught – rather than to worship God.
There was no wonder I was lost. Full of questions. Confused.
I was seeking something; my whole life I was searching until the point that I wanted it enough, and it came to me.
“And He found you lost, and guided you.”
Every question I had was answered, many a confusion cleared up. I had found Truth, ultimate Truth, and for that I will be eternally grateful.
Thank you God, for everything.
– Sabah Ismail 26.06.2016