Read somewhere that we should always lower our expectation. Most people will not agree with this but not me. Why is that? Let me explain this based on my experience…
I have put money into a bond which will make me entitled to monthly prize draw. At first I was so excited and always dreaming that I could get some of the prizes. Time flies and nothing happened. Then suddenly out of the blue I have won a small prize. I was so excited with it and feel so grateful to Allah. I praised Allah for this unexpected prize.
A few months later, I won the same prize but I can feel that my grateful feeling was not as strong as before. I started to hope and dream that I will get that grand prize.
And the third time I won it (same small prize), instead of being grateful to Allah, I was kind of disappointed that I did not win a much better prize.
So now you can see how important it is to always lower your expectation so that you will always be grateful on ALL gifts given by Allah.
I have made this mistake before and I hope that Allah will forgive me for this. Oh Allah, please make me be one of your grateful servants.
ALLAH ONLY GIVES WHAT U NEED AND NOT WHAT U WANT!!!