“What has reached you was never meant to miss you and what has missed you was never meant to reach you.” Prophet Muhammad (saw).
I’ve read this many times before, but yesterday when I read it I seriously internalised it. Maybe because I was having one of those days where I was just thinking everything over. Did I make the right decision when I did this, etc.
We always think ‘What if I had done xyz?’, ‘What if it turned out to be like this instead of that?’
SubhanAllah, Allah swt is the best of Planners. Yet, sometimes we question a situation forgetting that this is the decree of Allah swt. Allah is the One who created us, He knows us better than we know ourselves, He knows what is best for us. Yet we still wonder why things didn’t go the way we wanted them to. Where is the trust?
If you were never meant to marry a particular person, then be happy with it because that is what Allah swt decreed.
If you were never meant to have that job, be sure that that is what is best for you because indeed Allah is the best of planners.
What He has in store for us is better for us than what we want for ourselves. This is something we all forget.