So many times we are guilty of thinking that life is about us. That, yes we were created by God, but to live a good life of pleasure and worldly comfort, never having problems and being thankful to Him for everything that He blesses us with until the day that we die and are welcomed into Heaven with open arms. Think about it! When bad things happen, we are surprised! It's like we don't expect it. We think everything is just supposed to be perfectly fine and we won't have any problems. But that isn't biblical. Never once does it say that we won't have problems, or that we should live for our own pleasure.
The truth is, that we were created by God FOR God, not for ourselves or our own happiness. God created us to serve Him in word and in deed. In Ephesians 2:10, it says that "We are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works." He created us with His own hands, not to be rich, or famous, or have 5000 friends on Facebook, but to be saved by Jesus and do good works. These good works happen after salvation, and once the Holy Spirit abides in us. The rest of verse 10 says, "Which God prepared in advance for us to do."
God isn't living spontaneously. He is eternal. He doesn't decide things based on a whim or mood. He remains the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is never changing. He knew before the beginning of time what our life's work would be, and it wasn't for us to receive blessings. It was for His glory, and while He does bless us far beyond what we could ever deserve, He has work for us to do, period, the end.
When we forget who made us and why, we forget our purpose. Our purpose is to spread the Gospel to the ends of the Earth so that as many people as possible come to know Him. Sometimes bad things happen, not in punishment, but to bring us back to the reality of HIM. We were created by Him for Him. Life is all about Him, He created us, has plans for us, and sometimes He let's us go through hard circumstances to remind us how much we need Him, and why we are here to begin with. He loves us so much that He doesn't want any of us to die and go to Hell, so He provided a way through Jesus for us to be saved from damnation. Our job is to spread the word. Are we living for our temporal worldly happiness, or are we denying ourselves and living for Him?