Posted by: adeepershadeofsoul | September 9, 2009

Direct Access

Let me give you a scenario….a man named Adam works as a low level employee of a very large corporation.  And when I say large, I mean Fortune 500 large.  Adam is a very sharp individual.  He is full of great ideas regarding the growth and future of the company.  His ideas are cutting edge.  He’s figured out all sorts of ways to increase the revenue of the company and feels that he has a tremendous amount to offer.  The problem is that he’s stuck behind the dreaded walls of his small cubicle.  Even if he brought these great ideas to the attention of his superiors, they would either ignore them, because they wouldn’t understand them, or they would steal the ideas and use them to further their own careers.  If only Adam could gain access to the elite of the company.  Adam has been with the company for 5 years and has only met the top level executives once at a company picnic.  He tried to pitch his ideas to them, but they were way to busy with all the butt kissers around trying to get in their good graces, so he’s never gotten a chance to discuss his plans with them.

Adam feels very strongly in his heart that if he could only meet with the CEO of the company just one time, his life would change forever.  He knows that if he were to actually get that opportunity his ideas would rock the CEO’s world and completely change the future of the company. 

Adam’s problem is his lack of access.  If only he had direct access to the people who could change things.  If only he had direct access to the people that could make things happen.

This scenario is one that is all too commonly found in the corporate world as well as in various aspects of life in general.  Imagine the potential you could have to change the world if you only had direct access to the President of the United States….or the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom….or the Secretary General of the United Nations.  Think about all the programs you could promote to benefit the world.  Think about all the positive changes you could make…..if like Adam, you just had direct access to the right people.

As you’re sitting there thinking about all these scenarios, I want to share some good news with you.  You may not have direct access to these influential people, but you have direct access to something far greater.  You and I have direct access to God….24 hours a day….7 days a week….365 days a year.

What amazes me about all that I’ve mentioned here in this blog is that we can’t access certain people ever in our lifetimes even if we tried for years, but the Lord of the Heavens and the Earth we can talk to anytime.  Isn’t that amazing?  The One who controls everything, Al Qadeer (The Owner of the Decree), is always accessible!  He is As-Samee adua’, the One who Hears/Answers the supplication of his servants. 

So how is it that we have direct access to The Owner, Master and Controller of the Heavens and the Earth on a daily, hourly, minute by minute, second by second basis yet we don’t call on Him?  How is it that we go days and weeks and months without talking to Him or without pouring our hearts out to Him? 

You see we are like Adam in the sense that we spend so much time in our lives trying to make the right connections with the right people in order to benefit ourselves.  And we do this while forgetting to ask or call on the One Who truly has the power to change our situation and circumstances.  How forgetful are the sons and daughters of Adam?

I ask God to make us people who call on Him continuously.  I ask God to make us of those who rely upon Him solely.  I ask God to make us of those who seek His Help before we seek the help of anyone else.  Ameen.

For it is God who truly has the ability to aid and assist us (an-Naasir, al-Musta’an).



  1. A really cool way to think about the ‘access’ problem

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