It often happens that when we commence doing some good action or work, there is some longing, desire, interest and eagerness within us to embark on that task. Thereafter there is a drop in that initial degree of longing, desire, interest and eagerness, and we feel tired and exhausted. When this condition comes upon us, we should never stop doing the good action or work, since this condition is temporary and for a short while. Insha-Allah if we remain steadfast, after a while that initial longing, desire, interest and eagerness will return.
On the other hand if we lose hope and stop altogether, then to attain that longing, desire, interest and eagerness will be difficult. Let us keep this in mind, when it comes to our salaah, Quraan Majeed recitation, zikr and du‘aa – that steadfastness is the key to progress.