Seyh Effendi is saying that 21st century Muslims are abandoning the Shahadat. Muslims are following unbelievers, and trying to make Islam into a new religion. We have to value the five daily prayers, we have lost the reality of what it means to be an imam.
ALLAH (SWT) shows us lessons through even the tyrants like Saddam Hussein, who was discarded after dunya was done with him. Tyrants are running for the sake of dunya, we have to run for the sake of ALLAH, the Holy Prophet (S), the sahabi, and we have to think about what happens to us when the Angel of Death appears to us.
Seyh Effendi is saying that we must work hard in order to change ourselves, not our destiny. If we are with the Saliheen and working to better ourselves, we will be more grateful and see more easiness come into our lives.