I believe you can track a person’s past and their future by looking at their desires and interests.
Somebody who desires food and sensation and hates service and responsibility made choices that led to those desires.
Somebody who desires money and status and hates compassion and humility made choices that led to those desires.
Somebody who desires power and control and hates gentleness and submission made choices that led to those desires.
In the same way, your approach to religion will determine the outcome of your religion.
If you serve God because you want meaning and purpose, you will receive good rewards.
If you serve God for money or popularity, you will either fail miserably or lose site of God once your goals have been obtained.
I’m not saying you should hate money or food since everybody needs that, what I am saying is to act on noble impulses and pursue noble causes, than you will by consequence, gain an understanding of life that is integrated with virtue and balanced between self sufficiency and social philanthropy. God does not neglect those who forgo power and status to serve Him, in fact, those types of people are usually the first ones He chooses to reward with power and status.