It is indeed pertinent for every of us to preserve energy for the right cause. Today our energy is exhausted in futile activities. We may place excuses and logic as to “why we do this and why we do that”; however, our consciences never lie! The most palpable truth is that we have already drained out a very significant part of our life engaging and engrossing in trivial matters. For some we may have regretted and self-reproached and that is also probably because with naked eye we observed the ill consequences of our goalless efforts; however, the fact is, there are many relentless efforts we still carry on that would fetch nothing, but mere regret in the afterlife and cannot be seen here right now(!) We seek refuge to Allah!
The most uncontrollable, invaluable and constantly challenging asset in human life is probably the time, which we are dithering in so many fruitless causes, and the shocking news is, we have concluded that only the time has been wasted (although mere squandering of time itself is a great loss!), but extravagant inputs and long term negative effects have completely been ignored!
If a (Muslim) man or woman is asked, “What have you earned in life?” – what would be his/her answer in light of the following Verse of Holy Qur’an(?)
يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَلْتَنْظُرْ نَفْسٌ مَا قَدَّمَتْ لِغَدٍ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ خَبِيرٌ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ (١٨)
Meaning: O those who believe, fear Allah, and everybody must consider what he (or she) has sent ahead for tomorrow. And fear Allah. Surely Allah is fully aware of what you do. [Sura Hashr: 18]