Life is about Letting God Use You For His Good Purposes

Philippines
June 30, 2010 9:12am CST
Many people are just trying to use God to reach their own ambitions and purposes. They just want God to be their personal genie that would serve in their own selfish purposes. But this is opposite to what nature has intended and this would surely bring failures. You are created by God and not vice versa. life is all about letting God use you for His Own purposes and not you to use Him on your own purposes. The Bible states that the craving or addiction to the things of the flesh would bring death but the zeal for the things that would enrich the spirit would bring life and peace. I have read a lot of books that have tried to teach people how to learn the purpose of life. These are all called self help books because it talks about topics that starts from a self centered perspective. Those self help books, even if written by a Christian, are almost the same in terms of content and advices on how to find the real purpose of your life. The common recommendations of this book are first you have to know your dreams in life. you have to find out where you are mostly good at. Try to set your realistic Goals. Aim for your highest goals. Believe that you could reach those goals.
3 responses
@veejay19 (3592)
• India
1 Jul 10
It is said that God created humans for his entertainment.In the supposedly Garden of Eden where the supposedly first created humans Adam and Eve lived, God introduced the serpent of Desire to tempt them.When they succumbed to desire they became trapped in it and strayed away from God.That is how generations of humans have lived trapped in desire and undergoing countless of births and deaths. The goal of human life is to go back to the source, which is God.However enamoured of the illusionary temptations and attractions of this transient worldly life, we humans continue to be caught in this never ending whirlpool.However there are a few people,the Avatars, saints and Prophets who have managed to escape the clutches of worldly life, rise above it and go back to God.In this way they have shown humans the path and given them the means to reach the source.God has given Man the freedom to choose between him and worldly life. Most choose the latter because of the many charms forgetting that the real goal of life is to go back to God.However even if man were to take endless births he will still in some birth finally realize the true purpose of life and then work towards it and reach the final destination.
• India
30 Jun 10
Our existence is infinitesimal and we are too insignificant in front of God. God had created this world through his commands and everything happens at his behest. He sends us in this world to serve his purpose. By acting disobedient we invite troubles on ourselves. Our purpose in life is to reveal God's goodness in ourselves. He expects us to attain the ultimate level of perfection according to our given abilities.
@incus99 (1086)
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
I agree with you.. we are really the instruments of God.. we are the testimony of God's love and kindness.