Allah SWT said in Surah Al-Ankabut: 64.
“And this worldly life is not but diversion and amusement. And indeed, the home of the Hereafter – that is the [eternal] life, if only they knew.”
In that verse Allah reminds us that the life in this world is just diversion and amusement and that the real life is the hereafter life. In many circumstances, we forget about our task and role in this earth. We forget that this life is a test from Allah. Prophet Muhammad also already said that the key causes why Muslim nowadays aren’t as good as first generation Muslim are because hubbud dunya wa karahiyatul maut; because we love this world’ life and afraid of death. We are too concern about others’ opinion on us. May Allah always reminds us this crucial thing. Allah Also said in Qur’an, “And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good” (29: 60). I just wanted to remind myself and all of us, let’s always be confident and not desperate in striving for a good thing. Insyaallah, as long as we do it to get Allah’s ridho, Allah will always help. SO just never give up. Do it at our best.