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To live in many different ways
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Life is a test. We are being tested by our actions and how we deal with challenges and. We have what is called free agency which is the ability to choose from right and wrong and we are being tested on how we use that free agency. Life is also a chance for us to gain a body and live on this Earth.
the mining of life is to live life and do what you want
The collection of all your memories in locked inside your subconscious mind will describe the meaning of life, which is why they say the meaning of life is different for everyone.
Do everything you wanna do cos life's too short to live with regrets and 'what ifs'
This is a very straight forward question, and the answer is very straight forward too. However understanding it, taking it to heart, and then acting on it is the trick. If you bear with me, I will answer it, explain it an then tell you why most peopel will ignore it and go on their way.
So what is the answer?
First off, the bible very clearly tell us, at Ecclesiastes 12:13, "The conclusion of the matter, everything having been heard, is: Fear the true God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole obligation of man." All Bibles read relatively the same here. Now, before you jump to conclusions, scoff or move on, let me explain what this means then i will reason an illustrate this in a way we can all understand.
What this means?
Here they use the word fear, but this is not a dread type of fear but a loving fear, much like when a child fears displeasing a parent because they don't want to let the parent down or disappoint them. That is what the 'fear' of GOD mentioned here is referring to. We can prove this but that is a much longer conversion.
If we went to a mechanic and saw all of his tools out, there would most definitely be a few that we have never seen, wouldn't know what they were for or how to use it. How would you find out? Well, just ask the mechanic, after all he is the one has been trained on it and uses it. Now, if we choose to take that tool and use it as a hammer to hang a picture, can he be faulted if things don.t work out and we damage our wall? No!
What this means for us?
This is where people get really confused. How does this information help us? How will our lives be better? Will our lives be better? Imagine if a computer engineer designed and programed a computer to work a certain way, and then we decided to use it such a way that is contrary to the programing. While it will work, to a certain extent, it will also struggle to work as fast or effectively. Likewise, GOD has programmed us to work best in a certain way, sure we are all imperfect so we will never be a peak performance in this system, as it is now. However, if we do our best to live by HIS standards and conduct ourselves in a way that is pleasing to HIM, we will be living according to our internal programming and will function better and lead happier lives as a whole. How do we know this is true? There are many scriptures that tell us we will not only be happy if we obey God but will be able to inherit the earth as a reward. Here are a few examples?
Psalms 1:1-3; Matthew 5:3,
Matthew 5:5 goes further to say, “Happy are the mild-tempered, since they will inherit the earth."
We need to remember 2 things. First, we are all imperfect so we still have to deal with other people and by an large a lot of people will always be all about themselves. Don't let other people effect your own happiness. Second, everything I have said so far only works, if you actually know what GOD requires of us. There are many, many people who are religious but are not living in harmony to GODS standards, or HIS requirements. This, unfortunately, is where heart condition and humility and desire to be happy and add real meaning to ones life comes into play. This is a very personal decision and we need to approach it with an open mind, preparing that some of the things we hold dear or enjoy, may not be approved by GOD and thus would bar us from finding true happiness.
In the end, our happiness depends on GOD, and our ability to find that happiness, to achieve it depends on ourselves. Ponder on this, at Psalms 37:11 the Bible tells us, "But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." God is love, and can not lie, what does this mean? What is it worth to us? What is most important to us? Life is not the mystery here, that answer is simple. The hard part is if we have the drive to figure out what is required from us and to make the necessary changes to find out own happiness. Once we find it, are we willing to fight to keep it?
IF you do, a good place to start is first learning GOD's personal name, what it means and what type of personality he has. Its is hard to 'fear' a GOD we don't really know and one that is nothing more to us then a fictional or distant being. So start with making HIM real, making it personal.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
King James Version (KJV)
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The Wisdom in the Creator (Allah) making Creation
What were we created for? Where we created without purpose? What were we created for? Where we created without purpose?
"And did you think that We created you in jest (for a pastime) and that you would not be returned to Us? "
The Noble Qur'an, 23:115
All Praise belongs to Allah and He is Sufficient. Peace and Blessings be upon His Servants whom He chose.
To Proceed: Know - may Allah direct you - that Allaah the Exalted created the Creation so that it may worship Him and not associate anything (as a partner or equal) to Him.
The Exalted said:
And I have not created Jinn and Men except that they may worship Me [Dhaariyaat (The Winds that Scatter) 51:56]
He also said:
And did you think that We created you in jest (for a pastime) and that you would not be returned to Us? [Mu'minoon (Believers) 23:115]
Also His speech:
Do they not think deeply in their own souls - We did not create the Heavens and the Earth and all that is between them except with Truth and for a term appointed. [Sajdah (Prostration) 32:8]
The final Messenger, Muhammad (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam - peace be upon him) said: Indeed Allaah has appointed you as vicegerents upon the Earth to see how you would behave...[Saheeh Muslim]
In our humanistic culture, people lose sight of the meaning of life. They pursue many things, thinking that in them they will find meaning and purpose. Some of these pursuits include business success, wealth, good relationships, sex, entertainment, and doing good to others. People have testified that, while they achieved their goals of wealth, relationships, and pleasure, there was still a deep void inside, a feeling of emptiness that nothing seemed to fill.
The author of the book of Ecclesiastes looked for the meaning of life in many vain pursuits. He describes the feeling of emptiness he felt: “Meaningless! Meaningless! . . . Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 1:2). King Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, had wealth beyond measure, wisdom beyond any man of his time or ours, hundreds of women, palaces and gardens that were the envy of kingdoms, the best food and wine, and every form of entertainment available. He said at one point that anything his heart wanted, he pursued (Ecclesiastes 2:10). And yet he summed up life “under the sun”—life lived as though all there is to life is what we can see with our eyes and experience with our senses—is meaningless. What explains this void? God created us for something beyond what we can experience in the here-and-now. Solomon said of God, “He has also set eternity in the hearts of men” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). In our hearts we are aware that the “here-and-now” is not all that there is.
In the book of Genesis, we find a clue to the meaning of life in the fact that God created mankind in His image (Genesis 1:26). This means that we are more like God than we are like anything else. We also find that, before mankind fell and the curse of sin came upon the earth, the following things were true: 1) God made man a social creature (Genesis 2:18–25); 2) God gave man work (Genesis 2:15); 3) God had fellowship with man (Genesis 3:8); and 4) God gave man dominion over the earth (Genesis 1:26). These facts have significance related to the meaning of life. God intended mankind to have fulfillment in life, but our condition (especially touching our fellowship with God) was adversely affected by the fall into sin and the resulting curse upon the earth (Genesis 3).
The book of Revelation shows that God is concerned with restoring the meaning of life to us. God reveals that He will destroy this present creation and create a new heaven and a new earth. At that time, He will restore full fellowship with redeemed mankind, while the unredeemed will have been judged unworthy and cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11–15). The curse of sin will be done away with; there will be no more sin, sorrow, sickness, death, or pain (Revelation 21:4). God will dwell with mankind, and they shall be His children (Revelation 21:7). Thus, we come full circle: God created us to have fellowship with Him; man sinned, breaking that fellowship; God restores that fellowship fully in the eternal state. To go through life achieving everything we set out to achieve only to die separated from God for eternity would be worse than futile! But God has made a way to not only make eternal bliss possible (Luke 23:43) but also life on earth satisfying and meaningful. How is this eternal bliss and “heaven on earth” obtained?
The meaning of life restored through Jesus Christ
The real meaning of life, both now and in eternity, is found in the restoration of our relationship with God. This restoration is only possible through God’s Son, Jesus Christ, who reconciles us to God (Romans 5:10; Acts 4:12; John 1:12; 14:6). Salvation and eternal life are gained when we trust in Jesus Christ as Savior. Once that salvation is received by grace through faith, Christ makes us new creations, and we begin the progressive journey of growing closer to Him and learning to rely on Him.
God wants us to know the meaning of life. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). A “full” life is logically one that is meaningful and devoid of aimless wandering.
The meaning of life is wrapped up in the glory of God. In calling His elect, God says, “Bring all who claim me as their God, for I have made them for my glory. It was I who created them” (Isaiah 43:7, NLT). The reason we were made is for God’s glory. Any time we substitute our own glory for God’s, we miss the meaning of life. “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it” (Matthew 16:24–25). “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).
(I'm a Mormon) I was taught by my parents that we were all sent here on earth by our Heavenly Father to be tested and to get a body. When I mean by being tested is, we were sent here to do our best or strive to be like Jesus Christ in thoughts and deed. We study his word, and serve others and have faith in Christ, pray always and endure to the end. And living on this earth mean we have a purpose to fulfill, our loving, graceful, merciful Heavenly Father wants us ALL to return to him, it doesn't matter if you are black, white, bond, free, male, female, a sinner, celebrity,LGBTQ, or an orphan, he wants ALL his children to return to him. Never think that you don't have a purpose in this world, because you do, you were made for greatness. We can learn to serve our neighbors, and one way to do this is just say Hi! Or you could simply be nice to your family members, or learn to forgive others, or be the first to say sorry, or be humble, or pray every night for your safety and for your family's safety. You could also learn to appreciate what's around you and those around you. And by doing this, you start to see a purpose in you. Always remember that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father loves you dearly, no matter your looks, differences, and challenges. They will be there for you even in the darkest moments of your life. I know that my redeemer lives, and I know he's always there for me, and he wants me to be like him. "I am a child of God".
And we all are children of God, never forget that. I bear a testimony that Jesus lives, he is merciful, and I know he died for my sins and for yours too, I'm happy to be on this Earth to be with a loving family and to have a body, I'm not perfect but that's not what Jesus wants, he wants my All,a nd my Best. You can disagree with me but this is my unchanging testimony. I'm a Mormon, I love to study the Book of Mormon. I strive to be faithful each and everyday, I'm tograteful to have a life and a purpose. Know you are loved.
The Bible says that Jesus is and was life; and the life was the light of men.
The Bible also teaches that the Lord Jesus is the way the truth and the life and no man comes unto the Father but by Him.
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
American King James Version (AKJV)
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You never know when your life is going to end. When you go to sleep, that might be the last time you ever sleep. Enjoy your life while you can and pray to God (When I mean God, I mean Jesus Christ). If you pray to God, God will hear you and he will make sure your life is filled with lots of love and he will forgive you for your sins. Live life
'till the fullest and stay safe!
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