Worshiping your Creator is the very answer to the question: "What is the Meaning of Life ?".
Tomes of scholarly works were written and still being written to find the "meaning of worship". Therefore, to delve too deep in this topic is beyond the scope of this blog. In short, once man recognizes that he was created, and he realises that there must be a purpose behind his creation, then he performs devotional acts to honour his Creator - or worships.
We worship fearing Allah and His Punishment. The descriptions of the scene of the Day of Judgement in the Qur'an and Hadith should be enough to turn to our Creator with repentance and beg refuge from the fire of Hell. Over time, we become used to the routine of our worship, and it develops into a habit. We pray when it's time for prayer but we lack a spiritual connection. We also develop a lax attitude to supererogatory (sunnah) worship. As time passes, we develop laziness even to worship that is obligatory (fard).
Traditionally the end of the Gregorian Year, would be a time of happiness in the West. However in the modern age, the holiday season also exposes an ugly reality of working for a Corporation. The end of the year is seen as an opportunity by corporations to clean out their overheads and begin the new year with conviction of being profitable. Many people as a result, find themselves jobless in December. And every year-end the number of layoffs is becoming more depressing.
But for those, who have faith in their Creator, there is hope. Losing your job or contract is not the end of the world. It simply means, you are forced into finding a new opportunity. But, you say, you are looking for a job and can't find any listings ? Wait ! And be patient ! This waiting period is your big opportunity to turn back to your Creator and ask Him for forgiveness and thank Him. This is the time to talk to Him and ask Him to give you strength and not burden you with any more than you can bear.
At times, you feel like getting rid of all the clutter you built up in your life and start all over
And when you begin doing that, it already begins to feel like a good thing.
However, it is not easy for everybody as so much of this 'clutter' manages to build inside us, an emotional attachment to them and we don't want to part from it.
It is the same with blogging. People work hard on their blogs and curate content for months and years. They build a community around their words - which itself is very rewarding.
Sometimes, however there comes a feeling of starting all over again. That is when fear pays a visit: Fear makes you remember the days the first time you blogged and no one visited. Fear reminds you of the Google Spiders and your ad revenue. Fear tells you there is much to loose.
Then you decide you can't do it.