If you have a child you test him what sort of innate aptness or talent he has. If you discover any of it you develop him in this direction. If she makes nice drawings or singing beautifully or he is good in constructing castles from toy cubes this all shows what the direction maybe or should be.
Then, after long years of busy learning based on the particular talent our children may become persons who know what their mission is. Every person has a mission, even You! If you could discover in your child what is his aptness up to even you have to discover the same inside yourself. Miserable is the one who can not realize his mission because his unawareness of his determination.
On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear. It gets every good that it earns, and it suffers every ill that it earns. (Pray:) "Our Lord! Condemn us not if we forget or fall into error; our Lord! Lay not on us a burden Like that which Thou didst lay on those before us; Our Lord! Lay not on us a burden greater than we have strength to bear. Blot out our sins, and grant us forgiveness. Have mercy on us. Thou art our Protector; Help us against those who stand against faith." (Quran 2:286)
The talent is a sort of burden. It is a sweet burden and to carry it is happiness and obligation at the same time. it is obligation because our skills which were developed based on our talent have to serve others, too. As qualities and skills of others have to serve us. Tis is how it has to work. It is also important not to develop our skills for causing damages for others. The last verse of Surah Baqara orientates us about our mission and it is a strong Du’a (worship) where we ask Allah (SWT) not to lay on us burdens as He put on those who were before us and they failed. We also ask Him not to lay on us burden greater than we have strength to bear.
Let me mention some words about some special burdens.
Maybe you don’t know that people who have exceptional talents like scientists, warriors or artists, are sometimes very lonely. Because of their exceptional creature they rarely find friends or partners where their soul find rest. This is the case even if someone was brought up in different cultures and he is able to think multiculturally and able to see with different eyes. The masses are not like that.
They follow patterns of the given society. However, those who are not able to follow these patterns carry very heavy burdens. If they want to speak out of themselves their internal capacities, they should find understanding minds but these minds are not available because for understanding them there is a need for a brain with the similar qualities and capacities, too. Therefore, many of them turns to God. God is multicultural Alhamdulillah.
Among the people are those who have no homeland. Maybe their forefathers were expelled from the land of their ancestors or maybe some of them lose their home today. Anybody who is homeless and wants to have a home, his status represents a burden for him. Many of them find this home in Allah (SWT). God removes from them the burden of homeless sense; He opens the doors for them and accepts them. Even the Bible tells similar stories, doesn’t it? Not the Jews were the ones who were wandering without home in the desert and finally they have got their home in God? This is what the principle of chosen status up to. Obviously, after having a physical homeland the same issue has another context.
And look at the Kurds or Gypsies and other nations who have no homeland. Many of them turn to God and He removes from them this burden.
I can continue giving more examples on burdens when nations turn to God or when we personally worship for Him in order to give ease for us. However, most of the cases the extra burdens are made by us. We are not aware of the Universal Divine Plan where compliance of our talents is needed. If our talent, aptness is compliant with Plan of Allah the stream will fetch us up and our mission will be fulfilled. I repeat: every person has a mission. To become a good mother or father who establish a righteous family is a mission. To give a good example for people is a mission, too. Even handicapped and disable person has a mission! If you look at them you have to be grateful to Allah for your health!
Their status is their burden what reminds you to be grateful and open your heart for charity! So, talent, mission and burden are not complete without compliance. If they comply with the Universal Plan of Allah (Tawakkul) the balance will be set up and mission works.