People are people. They have circumstances they deal with. Things change. Life happens.
As a result, people's commitment to, and people's active involvement in, this so-called Working for Allah business, also begins to show signs of wear and tear.
We go up and down. Weariness and exhaustion set in. Confusion and distraction take their toll. Health issues intervene. Financial problems knock at the door.
People lose interest and motivation. Iman fluctuates.
And the battle with Shaitan is an ongoing one. Shaitan neither tires, nor does he give up.
That is right. Hear this from Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam:
Al-Imanu Yzadaadu wa Yanqusu.
Iman increases and decreases.
Iman goes up and it goes down.
So, those of us who experience this situation -- and which one of us does not? -- whenever we wake up from our slumber, should say Astaghfirullah, and we should say La Hawula wa La Quwwata Illa Billah, and jump right back into action.
It is never too late. And Allah's door never closes.