learn to live above your demons

My husband and I watched ‘Dr. Strange’ the other day. I swear, I am inspired by so many things. There was one quote in the very beginning which I had to pull out my phone and record because like I always say, ‘It struck a cord.’ I fell asleep about 15 minutes into the movie. I think that quote, that reminder was all I needed to get from that movie. 

The Ancient One: We never lose our demons, we only learn to live above them.

Just ponder on that. 

As long as humanity exists, shaytan will be there to take us down. There is no way to get rid of him or his helpers. So if you’ve been waiting for the day to have less or no demons, I’m sorry to break it to you.

But you know what? With Allah comes strength, perseverance, wisdom, and everything else we need to step above shaytan. 

The whispers in your ear will never end. You will practice to unhear them.
The temptations will never end. You will practice to avoid them.
The fails will never end. You will practice to forgive and recover. 

The lack of focus. Laziness. Negativity. Hostility. Cowardice. Ignorance. Arrogance. Peer pressure. You name it. Shaytan’s the most patient. He lurks around. And He has every gear to take us down.

But we have something more grand, more strong, more strategic, more patient standing right next to us. Allah will always be there for us. Let us seek Allah and learn to live above shaytan.

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