Life on earth, to say the least, is a mixed bag. And Muslims, like most people on earth, are a fairly confused, mixed up, people.
This is not to blame Muslims, or anyone else, but just to point to, and to recognize, a fundamental reality about human life on earth.
For me, however, the life of a Muslim ought to be about Allah: God the Almighty. Allah first. And Allah last. And Allah in the middle -- and everywhere.
Just like the Qur'an says:
Huwal Awwalu Wal Aakhir!
You start everything with Allah. And you end everything with Allah.
And you derive everything from Allah. And you look at everything with the light of Allah.
And you live and work and die to bring Allah's creation back to Allah.
That is Islam. And that is where I want to be.
Innee Dhaahibun Ilaa Rabbee,
"I am on my way to my God.
He shall show me how to get there."