You can be President
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look up to and most importantly, the home God will exalt (24:36-38). From that powerful position, God will support you to bring positive change to help people become more righteous, happy in this world, and then achieve the ultimate “White House” in Heaven, where everything is pure and perfect.
You could be this ‘real’ president on Earth, God willing—but with a difference. You may not get fame or earthly reverence and obedience associated with a king, queen, president or prime minister. But in your own quiet way, you will be a leader in the background influencing huge change in people. And you’ll be working directly for the Absolute Ruler and President of the Universe.
Kings and Queens on Earth
[24:55] GOD promises those among you who believe and lead a righteous life, that He will make them sovereigns on earth, as He did for those before them, and will establish for them the religion He has chosen for them, and will substitute peace and security for them in place of fear. All this because they worship Me alone; they never set up any idols beside Me. Those who disbelieve after this are the truly wicked.
That’s the kind of president you should aim to be. Don’t think you can? Yes we can. And you can do it right now. You don’t need to file a nomination and influence people for votes. You just tell God you want to work for His “Presidency” to create presidential level change in the world, and you will get the job on the spot. Remember, you are the only kind of president that can help bring real happiness to people. Real change comes by choice from within, not from forcing anyone. You show people the path and try to establish the system God has already decreed (22:41). That’s all God wants you to do (keeping in mind that eventually only He guides and allows change).
Each of you can bring change to the world in your own way. And when you change your mindset to doing this for others, you will be happier. I see a lot of discontent in some submitters because they try to manage and control other people’s Submission to God. Or they live in a small world of jealousy and ego, trying to be in the know of or center of everything. It is so important to be compassionate and set a good example. Sometimes keeping your mouth shut (e.g., don’t insult or hurt someone), or curbing jealously and not judging others’ actions can also be a big change.
So think about what positive, ‘soul impacting’ change you can bring to yourself and others. Never think that anything you do in this direction is too small. I learned a fabulous lesson about this from brother Tom regarding Moses’s Staff. Once it had God’s name on it, from an ordinary staff it became an extraordinary staff that helped to change the entire game in Egypt (20:17-21, 26:32-45). So yes, you can help to bring real change in the world by God’s leave.
It can begin with a small step forward. We can help one another explore ideas to advocate God’s truth. We can use media technologies to spread God’s message in a loving, peaceful, non-threatening way. God gave us the computer (27:82) and the technology of today to reach people in all corners of the world. How can we use these resources effectively to inform the world of God’s greatness, His mercy, His generosity, and fantastic system of happiness and eternal life?
That should be the goal of every president! May God grant us the opportunities to strive for the “Ultimate White House.” As Pharaoh’s wife prayed:
[66:11] And GOD cites as an example of those who believed the wife of Pharaoh. She said, "My Lord, build a home for me at You in Paradise, and save me from Pharaoh and his works; save me from the transgressing people." (Our “White House” at God.)
[11:1] A.L.R. This is a scripture whose verses have been perfected, then elucidated. It comes from a Most Wise, Most Cognizant.
The Quran: Messenger of God
[11:2-3] Proclaiming: “You shall not worship except God. I come to you from Him as a warner, as well as a bearer of good news. “You shall seek your Lord’s forgiveness, then repent to Him. He will then bless you generously for a predetermined period, and bestow His grace upon those who deserve it. If you turn away, then I fear for you the retribution of an awesome day.”
[78:40] We have sufficiently warned you about an imminent retribution. That is the day when everyone will examine what his hands have sent forth, and the disbeliever will say, “Oh, I wish I were dust.”
[4:165] Messengers to deliver good news, as well as warnings. Thus, the people will have no excuse when they face God, after all these messengers have come to them. God is Almighty, Most Wise.
Out of mercy, God sent His scriptures with good news as well as warnings.
[77:1-6] (Angels) dispatched in succession. To drive the wind. Stir up clouds. Distribute the provisions. Deliver messages. Good news, as well as warnings.
As for the disbelievers, not only do they ignore the warnings, but they also use them to attack the truth, undermine God’s justice and mercy and repel others from God’s words and His right path. They do not like the warnings, they are offended by them. They continue to live in denial with sealed hearts, blind eyes and deaf ears, unable to recognize the truth. Their denial feeds their defiance and lets them live this life as heedless and soulless creatures. Now as the warnings and the good news came to them, they will never be able to get away with their lying that they didn’t receive any guidance. Their shame and remorse, from the moment of their death and on, is fully deserved and a just requital.
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