Ask yourself why would matter have a drive to survive, to evolve, to have a self, an ego personality, and consciousness. Why would matter even exist and become these things? Even after an eternity of time, there would still be no reason for it to exist and become what it is except for an intelligence behind it that could create an infinitely complex physics in its design of space and matter indicating a purpose. Evolution evolves consciousness, and with consciousness the universe is able know itself. There wouldn't be a point to existence if it didn't know that it existed. It becomes completely conscious as a human but is trapped in it's complete identification to being a human.
Electromagnetic gas/space oozes out (it doesn't explode) ad infinitum from unlimited finite points in the vacuum of existence and begins evolving consciousness with drives to survive and reproduce. Matter in and or itself wouldn't have a drive to survive and survive through reproducing let alone exist if it had no self or soul.
Purpose is the driving force. Everything evolves for the purpose of evolving consciousness, because existence seeks to know itself. There's no reason for existence to exists if it doesn't know that it exists. Consciousness evolves starting with tiny individualized forms of matter created by souls, who are one with God.
As soon as God asks "Who Am I" and becomes conscious, His unconsciousness is automatically created from the void, which before the beginning is without opposites. Form is then created in what Taoism refers to as "mutual arising," as form and space. Both of God's consciousness and unconsciousness are creating each other. But it's out of God's unconsciousness that matter/space is created from the unlimited souls in God's infinite soul, the Oversoul.
The purpose of Everything is God who wants to become aware of Himself, to know that He exist. So to know your Self as God is the meaning of life.