Feeling Underappreciated

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

If you’re hard working, don’t wait around for some person to recognize your efforts or thank you for your work, and don’t be surprised if you were to see the lazy being given honors or the lax being held in high esteem since those [things] are [just] proofs of how weak we are as human beings in our judgments of one another.

In fact, your waiting around to be honored is [really] your not knowing the reality of ever-unjust, very ignorant Man. Because of that, be [purely] for Allāh in whatever you do–your heart will then feel settled; your soul, relieved; your chest, wide open.

Source: @m_g_alomari. 22 Feb 21.