“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
From the very beginning, God had a very detailed and specific role for us as humans, He created you and me for a very clear purpose.
First, we were made to rule over the earth, to maintain the rest of life that God created and thrive as the new human race.
Second, we were made to mirror the image of God, to represent Him on earth. This was an act in which God gave us the highest worth and value possible as He made us in His likeness.
God wants us to enjoy close relationship with Him and go through life at His side until we reach Heaven. The part in between now and spending eternity with Him is where He reveals how he wants us to live, how He wants us to be close to Him, how He wants us to walk in what He wills.
God’s will is His intention for our lives on earth.
All the joys and agonies, the victories and battles, the encouragements and discouragements, the ups and downs: He uses everything that happens to make us more like Him and to teach us to be satisfied in Him, which actually leads to true peace and freedom.
He takes all the bad and seemingly “ugly” and turns it into good and utterly beautiful.
See Isaiah 61:1-3
Choosing to walk in the plan God has for our lives (His will) leads to life. He truly cares for us and wants what’s best for us. And as our Creator, only He knows what we actually need. We can trust Him with this.
How do we find out what God’s will is then?
By listening to his voice through His Word, the Bible. By talking with him through prayer. By acknowledging Him in our acts of worship. By being in fellowship with other like-minded believers. By letting His Holy Spirit direct our every day lives.
All this to say, when we seek Him, we CAN find Him and He WILL leads us.
See Matthew 7:7 and James 4:8