The question of why God created us, all of mankind, has been discussed and debated for a long time. Some people think that humans are meant to have one specific purpose, while others think that humans are meant to have multiple purposes in life. As we can always google this debate to view different opinions, only God will know the true answer to our creation. God made all of creation in his image and likeness, each of us as unique creatures of his creation. No two humans are exactly the same. All humans are more like God than anything else or any other life form. There is a popular fallacy that human beings are separate from each other. God made us in different shapes and sizes, yet with similar gifts. God gave us gifts of intelligence, free will, the ability to love, and inherent human dignity. One of these gifts, human dignity, shows that we have value and worth as human beings. We are born with dignity and nobody can take this away from us. It is universal. We all have it. In the Bible, it describes how God created man and woman in his image and likeness so that they may positively benefit the earth and others. “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,” (Genesis 1:28-30) God set out a broad plan for us. He wanted and still wants us to venture out beyond our imagination to explore all that he has created for us. He knows that we will make mistakes, but he trusts that we will find our way back to the path that he set out for us. In my opinion, I believe that we are all made to do God’s will. God made each and every one of us with a specific and special plan. Although it can be very hard at times, we must follow and trust in this plan. God gives his toughest battles to his toughest soldiers. Everyone is different and has their own individual qualities and characteristics, and battles. Although humans are given the gift of free will, God does not want anyone to be hurt. This gift of free will by God is also known as our “greatest curse”. We are given the ability to choose to either love God or reject him and all of his works. Humans are created to honor God, to know God, and to love and respect all of God’s creation. We are made to do good in the world so that we may ultimately spend eternity with God in his kingdom of Heaven. Just like we admire art in museums, God admires us in his “museum” that he created. Mankind is his work of art. God is a creative being, who enjoys creating. He did not need us, yet he made us to live among his creation. “The God who made the world and everything in it … is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything” (Acts 17:24-25). I think it is amazing how God made the choice to create us and the world in which we live, and which we at times take for granted, out of nothing. However, being created by God does not mean that humans are made to amuse God. God did not created mankind for a sense of entertainment.
God loved us before he even created us.
One message that I have always found inspiring is that “There is enough for all creation. It is not necessary to compete for, much less fight over, resources. All you have to do is share.” I saw this message one day on the internet as one of “The 25 Messages From God That Will Change Your Life”.
In my life, a television show that relates to this message is “Blue Bloods” on CBS. It stars Tom Selleck and other famous actors who portray cops and lawyers in New York City. Aside from loving anything to do with New York, I found the same message of sharing with others to be very prevalent throughout the series. In each episode, they always include a clip of the family dinner on Sundays. I found these family dinners so important because they included many different food dishes, which everyone happily passed around to each other. Nobody had any technology out at the table, which meant no constant distractions.
The key to these dinners is that it always seems to be frank and open discussion across all generations with everyone respecting each others’ opinions, regardless of whether they are in agreement or not. Sometimes it is the elder who provides the wisdom and solves the key questions or issue posed in that episode or scene. But at other times, it may be the teenagers or younger kids who bring a new perspective that is not always seen by the adults at the table, making for a balanced and respectful family event. This is they way God would see a family thrive, knowing that there will always be differences in life and outlooks.
This relates to one of the many fallacies that we have both discussed and read about in class this school year. It is the idea that there is not enough of what human beings need to be happy.
In the end, we have many unique purposes to live in life, some of which we develop ourselves and some of which are part of God’s plan. The