The Deer.

The Deer.

In a forest, a pregnant deer is about to give birth. She finds a remote grass field near a strong-flowing river. This seems a safe place. Suddenly labour pains begin. At the same moment, dark clouds gather around above lightning starts a forest fire. She looks to her left sees a hunter with his bow extended pointing at her. To her right, she spots a hungry lion approaching her. What can the pregnant deer do? She is in labour! What will happen? Will the deer survive? Will she give birth to a fawn? Will the fawn survive? Or will everything be burnt by the forest fire? Will she perish to the hunters’ arrow? Will she die a horrible death at the hands of the hungry lion approaching her? She is constrained by the fire on the one side the flowing river on the other boxed in by her natural predators. What does she do? She focuses on giving birth to a new life. The sequence of events that follows are: – Lightning strikes suddenly blinds the hunter. – He releases the arrow which zips past the deer strikes the hungry lion. – It starts to rain heavily; the forest fire is slowly doused by the rain. – The deer gives birth to a healthy fawn.

 In our life too, there are moments of choice when we are confronted on all sides with negative thoughts and possibilities. Some thoughts are so powerful that they overcome us overwhelm us. Maybe we can learn from the deer. The priority of the deer, in that given moment, was simply to give birth to a baby fawn. The rest was not in her hands any action or reaction that changed her focus would have likely resulted in death or disaster.

 Ask yourself, Where is your focus? Where is your faith and hope? In the midst of any storm, do keep your faith in ALLAH always. He has your best and SHOULD ALWAYS be in your heart.

7 comments on “The Deer.

  1. Zain Farooq Ansari says:

    Jazak Allah dear sister , Allah guides His followers through different ways and this article and (The Tongue Can Be Your Worst Enemy!) came on right time for me .. Allah makes u happy and show His countless blessings upon u all the time and in both world ameen …

    • muslimah says:

      Thank you for your comment and you duas. May Allah bless you and your family, Aameen.
      I am glade that the article was of benefit to you. It is really good to know what readers enjoy, or what inspires them.

  2. Tawwakhul says:

    Great story.

  3. Samia says:

    Learning from evryday life is one feature of the human. Circumstances make us face all situations with all available means, keeping in mind that thare’s a force above all taken measures, called. Fate. Just move ahead, a let what is not in your hand to the Lord!

  4. Ibrahim A. Malgwi says:

    Jazakal Lahu Hairan

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