our purpose?

Genesis 1:26  Then God said, “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our  likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping things that creeps on the earth.

I think all people question why they are on earth, in this life.  There must be more than going to school, getting a career, supporting ourselves or family members.  Doing these things does bring about a certain amount of satisfaction for jobs well done, but people tend to feel like there is some other nebulous “more” there.  It seems there’s an inherent, deep need to know what in the world our reason for being is.

Sometimes, a good teacher can recognize they are here to teach and reach people to strive for their best potential.  A nurse or doctor can sometimes realize they have the gift of caring and can help in the recovery of an illness. But as honorable as any work that is done to the best of one’s ability, there’s a deep need in most of us to find “the more.”

I wonder why we all strive for that. I believe it is an inherent seed planted by God for us to seek Him. It must be a born, ingrained thing which surfaces as we age. Seemingly we each in my circle seem to have this need, desire.

We want deeper, more meaningful relationships and when those do not fully seem to satisfy the craving for that mysterious ‘more,’ we begin to look deeper. I believe this is a way God entices us to search for Him, to grasp Him to us. Throughout the Bible, it is clear He wants a relationship with us.  We were the final aspect of His creation, He created us in His own image.

Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. So God created man in His own image.  Genesis 1:26,27.

When He first placed Adam and Eve in that garden, He chatted with them, walked with them, and had a personal relationship with them. And through disobedience, humans (through the actions of Adam and Eve) severed those intimate ties.

Then we continued to live life within our own ideas, thoughts, desires and temptations. We chose waywardness almost every time we had a choice.  Feeling that we were smarter than the creator, we tried marching to our own plans and desires. We supposed our way of doing things was so much more direct and pleasurable than God’s.  

For several centuries, the Creator allowed us to stumble, breaking impossible “laws” constantly requiring us to need “sacrifices” to seek forgiveness.

Until, the Son, the Redeemer was sent to be the final sacrifice. He never succumbed to sin, and yet recognized it, lived among men and women who had and continued to sin even while he was with them.  But He taught them through example, parables, and life that those sins could be forgiven and there was another way to live. . . . To love.

And for centuries, the teachings and prophecies written by many men, passed to them by God, and gathered into the Bible, have been shared and brought to peoples throughout the world. They, too, have felt the love and the forgiveness; the MORE we seem to seek.  The desire seems to be fulfilled the closer and more intimate we get with our creator.

And many of these people have chosen to become better and closer to this source, this Creator who loves unconditionally and helps us to love others, serve others, and thus attain that ‘more’ purpose we seek.

The ‘more’ is to love and serve others, to teach and lead others to the Creator. That is how the desire for ‘more’ gets fulfilled.  I know it has deepened mybellaviews.