All you ever need is you

Published: October 3, 2012

The moment you recognise that you will always stand alone in a battlefield is the most terrifying moment of your life.

For it is the death of all human expectations.

That is the moment you stop looking behind your shoulder, with that glimmer of hope that someone will be there to fight beside you. Or rescue you.

So fear not.

Allow it, instead, to be the most exalting moment of your life; because that is the moment, you recognise finally and irrevocably, your own strength.

And then when you look back again, you understand.

You stood alone, always.

With only Him watching over you.

‘You’ fought all your battles. And you survived.

You may have lost a limb or two.

You may have been trampled on.

You may even have been defeated.

But in the end, you survived; because you did not lose your will and you knew in that moment of faith that He was there.

So next time you find yourself standing in the middle of this battlefield called life, do not look behind you.

For remember,

There is no one there but God.

Stand tall.

Hold your head high.

Raise your weapon.

And fight.

For ‘you’ are all you ever needed.

You and your God.

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T Hassan

T Hassan

The author is a writer, dreamer, social activist and a Communications Major at California State University. She does Social Media and Marketing for various non-profit organizations and blogs at

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  • sarwarn

    So true.Recommend

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  • hbansari

    The relation most beautiful of all.Recommend

  • Shahid Ashraf

    High motivational….Recommend

  • Behzad Taimur

    What the hell was the point for this! :O Recommend

  • umair

    Seriously,,,,,Is it a literary piece??? Recommend

  • Iman Asghar.

    Excellent write up!Recommend

  • Saleha

    Beautiful! At this moment in life this piece is like a sign to me this is what I needed to hear. Thank you. God bless.Recommend

  • Sara H

    Excellent and inspiring!!! Recommend

  • Raja
  • Parvez

    If this is written with a personal story behind it, then it becoms interesting because it raises questions worthy of being answered honestly. If its an inspirational piece of creative writing then its a body without a soul.Recommend

  • Aisha

    No doubt, in the end, it is between you and God,
    it never was between you and them!Recommend

  • Yusra
  • Insaan

    Author “With only Him watching over you.”

    It is all about imagination. If some one truly believes in God, life is not like a battlefield for him. Most people live their life as if no one is watching them.

    Talibans study Islam to force/guide other people to follow Islam. I doubt if they think about GOD when they shoot others. They seem to act LIKE God and decide who lives and who dies.

    The battlefield is a creation of mind most of the times.

    In the end, it is between you and God. You is dead.Will God create another person to punish or reward you because real you will be finished and biodegraded.Recommend

  • khan

    Crap @@@ .. we dont need your suggestions .. very ordinary :/Recommend