M. Syahruzzaky Romadloni
Life is choices. I believe you’re usually faced by the occasions forcing you to choose one of many confusing choices. These must be driving you mad at once for you think that all the choices are important to your life. You must be afraid of choosing the wrong, that it will impact your subsequent future.
Once you choose the wrong, you’ll regret for good. Sometimes, it’s hard to return to what you used to be. This choice you’ve decided will impact the whole life. In sum, deciding what you must choose needs a very thorough thought.
Sharing the choices with parents must be the first thing you do. They are supposed to know the life more, so they can give you some useful ideas. However, they always see everything in their own side, ignoring your special interest. Sometimes, the choice they’ve given makes you stuck, as it doesn’t go with your real interest. Many graduates of medicine department, for instance, choose to work as poets, artists, or actors as their parents
Some of you use an instinct when deciding the choice. I think it’s the most careless thing you’ve ever done in you life. This way costs you much. When you’re mistaken you must carry the impact on your own shoulders. This way, to me, is too risky and dangerous for your future.
Some people have their own way when they’re faced by many confusing choice in life. They usually get up at night and pray istikharah asking what is the best to the Creator of this universe. He often replies this pray by a dream as soon as they feel asleep. As long as they live with these choices, they never feel mistaken with these choices. Does it sound interesting?
What must you do if you have decided the choice?
To decide the choice needs a conscious action. Whenever you decide to choose, do it consciously. What you choose is what you want and what you are good at, not what others find you good at. Sometimes, people living surrounding you want you to choose what they consider best. It’s important to note that they aren’t you and the impact of the choice will be wholly burdened on your shoulders.
You must pay attention to some elements when offered by some confusing choices. Be sure that what you choose must be considered as your ultimate goal in life. If you believe that being a teacher is the greatest goal you must achieve, choose it consciously and don’t listen to the people who underestimate this kind of job for its low salary or other reasons. Discuss it to your parents and assure the people living around that this choice is ‘the call of your soul’.
Deciding what to choose, your life, wealth, thought and time must be wholly devoted to get the best in it. Being a poet, despite of its ‘lower prestige’ than other occupations, will make you better if you do the best. We can find some poets who can travel around the world as they do their best when they’re conducting their work.
When you successfully do the best in conducting your choice, you’ve shown the best gratitude to God for it. Whatever you choose, you won’t regret this decision. The right way of choosing and the right manner of conducting it will make you assured that you’ve done the right. Your bright future, then, is waiting for your coming.
Finally, the decision you choose mustn’t be a shield or an escape to cover your fear and cowardice. What you choose doesn’t mean that you’re not brave enough to face all challenges it’ll give later, but it comes for your bravery and faith that it will make you better in the future. Your fear in facing these challenges will surely make you weak and cowardly.
When you’ve decided your choice, be sure that it’s the best God gives to you. Don’t look at the past. Face its challenges with the power you have. Once you’ve reached your goal, thank to God as He had given you the best choice.
Condong, 27th January 2009
When heart hesitates about the choice it had decided.