God Almighty is everybody's God. And he is a merciful, loving, doting God.
And he blesses his creation.
Can you believe that? That is what Allah does: blesses all of us.
Huwalladhee Yusallee 'Aliakum.
And one sign of his blessings is that he guides those he wishes to bless to places, acts, choices and decisions he likes. He guides them -- and gets them -- to do what he likes: what will please him.
While others wait in the wings, the blessed ones are called to action. And the blessed ones act.
While the best of the best of them were still thinking of doing something wonderful and great -- for Allah and his Rasul, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, and for Islam and for the Ummat of Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, Hazrat Abu Bakr, Radiyallahu Anhu, was already there: being there before everybody else and having finished doing what others were only thinking about doing.
Dhaalika Fadlullahi Yu'teehi Man Yashaa'.
But the rest of us should not lose heart. Because, for the rest of us, there is more where that came from -- plenty more. All we have to do is to turn to him And to run to him. And redouble our efforts.
Wallahu Dhul Fadlil 'Azeem.