All praise is due to Allaah alone and peace and blessings be upon him after whom there is no other prophet.
Firstly, how did we get here?
We all did not just exist here by chance or because our parents wanted kids but we are existing because Allaah[may He be exalted] wants us to exist and made us to exist. Allaah[may He be exalted]says “has there not been over man a period of time when he was nothing to be mentioned? Verily We have created man from nutfah drops of mixed semen(discharge of man and woman) in order to try him, We made him hearer,seer”[Quran76vs1-2]. Allaah[may He be exalted], Al-Hakeem does not create in vain, exalted be Allaah far above such a thing. That takes us to the purpose of our existence.
Secondly, what is our purpose?
Know! May you be honeyed by Allaah that you have not been created in vain neither have you been created for mere play.
Allaah says “did you think that We had created you in play (without any purpose) and that you would not be brought back to us?, so exalted be Allaah, the True King: Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Lord of the supreme Throne!”[Quran23vs115-116]. Allaah[may He be exalted] created us to worship Him alone . Allaah[may He be exalted] says in Quran51vs56 “and I(Allaah) created not the jinns and humans except that they should worship ,Me(alone)”
Now, how do we worship Allaah?
We must firstly strive to gain knowledge about islam which entails knowledge about Allaah and knowledge about establishing His commandments as well as how to avoid falling into what He has made forbidden. But then, how do we get to know Allaah? We get to Allaah by:
Pondering over that which He has revealed upon us , the Quran and the Sunnah
Pondering upon the signs in His creations, whereby He the Most High says: ”and on the earth are signs for those who have faith with certainty, and also in your own selves. Will you not then see? and in the heaven is your provision and that which you are promised then, b y the Lord of the heaven and the earth it is truth(i.e what has been promised to you), just as it is the truth that you can speak”[Quran51verses20-23]
Flowing from this, the will and desire to worship Allaah becomes settled in the soul of a slave. Why? Because he has knowledge about his Lord and he is well aware of what is upon him-WORSHIP.
But how do we worship Allaah?
We worship Allaah the way He commanded us to which is the way the prophet(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) worshiped Allaah without being deficient nor extreme. We are also to worship Allaah based on love and veneration, love generates hope and veneration generates fear. Allaah says “they used to hasten on to do good deeds and they used to call on Us with HOPE AND FEAR”[al-Anbiya’verse90]
Finally I want to beseech us to learn about our deen from the correct source and worship Allaah alone the way He is pleased with without associating partners in HIS worship, also fearing Him and having total reliance on HIM alone for He alone is sufficient for us ALL.
May Allaah guide us to that which HE is pleased with and forgive me my shortcomings
Wasalaam alaykum warohmatullah wabaarokaatuh.
Footnote: We or Us in the verses quoted above shows magisterial plural, so We or Us in the verses mean Allaah.
Some part of this write up was gotten from islamqa.info/en.