In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
Indeed, the highest level every sane person seeks to achieve is that which confirms the love and pleasure of Allaah and if it is not attained then nothing else is worth achieving.
Today, we venerate the companions (RA) of the Prophet (Pbuh) and rightfully so, because Allaah's love, acceptance and pleasure was conferred on them and so also was the love of Jibreel (AS) and all the angels.
What they did to attain this lofty status is left for the seekers of knowledge to dig with sincerity and determination.
The long and short of it is that, Allaah loves the believers in Islamic Monotheism, those whose days and nights are spent in striving for the best of this world and the Hereafter with a special insight of the fact that Allaah's ultimate pleasure should and must be sought for in whatever endevor they undertake be it earning the wealth of this dunya or pursuing the religious perfection.
Likewise, Allaah hates those who disbelieve and disobey Him as long as they do not repent.
As a way of substantiating this point, the hadith on the strength of Abu Hurayrah (RA) recorded by both Imams Bukhari and Muslim comes to mind.
The Messenger of Allaah (Pbuh) said: "When Allaah loves a person, He calls Jibreel and says: 'I love So and so, so love him.' So Jibreel loves him, then he calls out to the people of heaven, 'Allaah loves So and so, so love him.' so the people of heaven love him and he finds acceptance on earth. If Allaah hates a person, He calls out to the people of heaven: Allaah hates so and so, so hate him." So they hate him and he is hated on earth."
Brothers and sisters in Islam! What more colorful feather can a person have on his cap than that that indicates the love of Allaah? Love that which Allaah loves and hate that which Allaah hates.
Run away from sins and transgression and repent. Be quick in responding to righteous deeds and be with the people of faith and avoid the sinful folks.
Don't be a liar, don't be deceitful, don't betray, don't backbite, don't be proud and arrogant. Attach yourself to that which you are sure Allaah is pleased with.
May Allaah's love and pleasure be conferred on us.