Ramadan Is More Than Becoming 'Mo-slim' And Getting Dates

Ramadan Is More Than Becoming 'Mo-slim' And Getting Dates

With all the hilarious puns comes an even more extraordinary month.

When welcoming Ramadan, we also welcome all the puns and memes that come with it. The memes and puns can speak for themselves, especially when it comes to the preparations for Ramadan. It is often times that we get into such a Ramadan high, and we meticulously plan every second of the day and listen to hundreds of inspirational lectures with feverish hope.

But after only two weeks in, our Ramadan high begins to turn into a Ramadan low. The fasting hits us in the stomach; the exhaustion of Taraweeh hits us in every inch of our bodies, and we just want out. The only thing we look forward to is losing weight and the end of the month.

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Warning: If you find yourselves in this situation, you should know that you've probably been doing something wrong. Sometimes focusing only on the fact that you can't eat can make you forget about Ramadan's real importance. In essence, Ramadan is about emptying our stomachs while feeding our souls. If you're only doing the emptying stomach part, then it's no wonder why you're not getting anywhere.

If you look at the word Ramadan, you find that it was taken from the word "ramad" which means extreme heat. Why is this important? What does heat do? Heat changes the state of an object whether it be from a solid to a liquid or liquid to a gas. Similarly, This is a month in which we change the state of our faith by focusing on the things that will nourish it.

Have you ever just felt dead inside? No, like actually dead inside — you feel like you need to be doing something with your life or with your time. Or maybe you've been at a point in your life where you question your purpose and goals. These feelings of discontent come from a place of spiritual malnourishment. We feel empty inside because we have no goals to look forward to and no means of sustainable fulfillment.

Ramadan is your one chance in the whole year to turn your life around. It's an opportunity served to you on a golden platter, and all you have to do is take it. The devil is chained, and everyone around you has similar goals. All you need to do is push yourself. Ramadan is like a spa treatment or vacation that has been long overdue. It's up to each one of us to now disconnect from everything that feeds our desires and plug into the things that feed our souls.

Take this one chance, this one month and change yourself change your perspective. Prioritize your life, organize your schedule and take action. Ramadan will be gone before you know it, and there's no guarantee that you'll make it to the next one.

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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.

Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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Being In A Toxic Relationship Has Impacted Any Type Of Relationship I Now Have

Trust me, I'm working hard on it.


Let me just start this off by saying that, I'm keeping this short and to the point. Also that, it's not that I'm not over it but it's something that will haunt me. With that being said, I was in the worst relationship for like a year and half and while we broke up almost three years ago, the negative thoughts still haunt me every now again.

So three years later seems like a long time to forget everything and move on, but the truth is while you do move on, you don't forget. You don't forget how they made you feel and how they made you look at the world. So naturally once the smallest, silliest thing happens with anybody I have any type of relationship with platonic or romantic, BOOM, you start to assume the worst and eventually ruin connections to people.

Like for instance, my ex used to just ignore me because he knew that it bothered me and got to me. Now, after that relationship, whether it's a friend or classmate or whomever, I automatically assume that because it's been a little while since I've heard from them, that means that they're ignoring me. Even though, I know that they're probably just busy with work or school or whatever it may be. I mean, we're all adults, we have responsibilities. My mind shouldn't go to, they're ignoring me.

I was blamed for every single "bad" thing that happened, there were no if, and or buts about it. Now, whenever something happens even if I know there's to way that it could be my fault, my mind automatically goes to what did I do? Like if my ex was having a bad day, it was my fault, even if I hadn't seen him all day... It actually takes me a minute to calm down and tell myself that I didn't do anything before I'm back to myself.

I don't open up to my friends and family like I used to, because the second I opened up to my ex, he used every thing I said to throw in my face.

So now whenever I''m talking to somebody I'm super quiet all the time and no one really knows anything about me and it keeps me pretty distant from every one in my life.

Staying quiet also means no communication, and that's a major part of any type of relationship. I stay quiet because I'm not really sure if I can fully trust the other person, even if they have given me absolutely no reason for me not to trust them.

I don't trust people for multiple reasons but a major one is because I'm afraid of being used again. I was used for way more things than I would like to admit and I ended up looking dumber than Karen Smith from Mean Girls.

On top of all of that, I feel like I'm always apologizing for things that don't need an apology. I guess I'm so used to automatically saying it that I don't even realize the word slips out of my mouth until after I say it or until I get asked why I'm sorry.

The word sorry shouldn't be a reflex.

But trust me, I'm working on it. I'm working on not assuming the worst when the smallest thing happens. I working on trusting the other person in any type of situation. I working on my communication. It's not all day, everyday that I think or act like that but it happens more often than I would like, which is crazy.

And I know I'm not the only one who acts like this and trust me, we're all trying our hardest.

Just a small piece of advice, you never know what people have been through, even if they talk a little about it, you'll never know completely what they've heard or seen. So please just be patient and understanding and give them some time. It doesn't hurt to ask how they're feeling, what's on their mind or what you can do for them, when you know that they aren't acting like themselves.

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