On Feeling Lost And Finding Your Own Path
وَوَجَدَكَ ضَالًّا فَهَدَىٰ
‘And He found you lost and guided [you].’
Qur’an | 93:7
Knowing what is the most effective and fulfilling path for you can be a huge challenge; especially when you are still working out what your strengths are, or when you confront big changes in life – for example, when you leave the security of full time education where your route was by and large determined for you, or when things do not go your way in the search for a spouse. This can often lead to confusion and demotivation – even for those who seem to have their priorities in order. Uncertainty and lack of direction can affect anyone. Indeed it is a recurring issue, especially amongst young people, but not exclusively so.