Once we attended a speech given by a brother who came from France. The speech was very heart warming and good to our imaan. I will share a little bit of what he was saying. He said that our heart is filled so much with what we see. Nice houses, cars, dollars, cclothes, etc. These are just little little creations of mankind and get used up very soon. He told us not to fill our hearts with these small creations of men but to fill our hearts with the Greatness of Allah by looking at His uncomparable creations. He told us to look at the sky. It's billions of years old but everyday it looks brand new. He told us to look at the birds, they only have one dress and they don't even do laundry. But even after 20 years, you look at their feathers and they still shine. Allahu Akbar! Let us empty our hearts of all the materials, and bring only Allah into it.
"Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing)." Al Qur'an 3:185