Your journey to God begins when your preoccupation with your own self begins to taper off.
That means the more ascendant and salient you make yourself in your list of priorities, and in your own scheme of things, and the more prominent your child, spouse, job or business is in the calculus of your life, the slower and more arduous and fitful your journey to God. And the farther and more uncertain your destination.
Even though God Almighty is near. He is close by. By his own testimony. In his own words. Hear him says so in the Qur’an:
“I am close.”
Closer than one’s own jugular vein in fact. Again, just as the Qur’an says:
Wa Nahnu Aqrabu Ilayihi Min Hablil Wareed.
Unless, of course, you master the true Islamic technique of doing things, under which you love God first and foremost; you love him unconditionally; and you love him above all else.
And then, thereafter, you compress and derive all your worldly loves, whether it is your love for your family, career, country or even yourself, from that single most dominant and all-consuming love and passion in your life – Unconditional Love of God.
That total and single-minded devotion for God then validates, legitimizes, blesses and consecrates every other lawful love you may have in this world, whether it is love of a child, parent, sport, business, spouse, career, nation, society, culture or place.
This is a Divine Formula, designed by God to help human beings find true and complete success in their life. When you embrace and implement this formula without reservation, you gain everything. And you lose nothing.
There never was a better way to have your cake and eat it too.