O son, this is the gist of what we have learned from Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani's Ramadhan tausiyah posted on 2nd Ramadhan last year:
"If someone claims to love Allah, then seeks from Him something other than Himself, he is lying about his love for Him.
You must practise vigilant awareness of Allah and oblige your lower self (nafs) to observe the rights (huquq) of the Lord of Truth and His creatures.
If you wish for all that is good in this world and the hereafter, you must be keenly aware of the fact that Allah knows all about you.
You must oblige your lower self to work.
You must oblige it to carry out the commandments of Allah and forbid it to commit sins against Him.
When someone fears Allah, all things are afraid of him and when someone does not fear Him, He makes that person afraid of everything.
When someone serves Allah, He makes everything serve him, because He does not allow one atom of the work of any servant of His, to go to waste."
May Allah increase us in knowledge and gnosis. Ameen.