I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.
Review of lesson #192 - I have a function God would have me fill.
The three fundamental questions of our lives are: “Why was I born?” ”What is the purpose of my life?” “What happens when I die.” The second question of the three is the biggest because it is the one we have the most control over answering and lesson #192 states this fact that God has a purpose for us in creating us. Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to figure out that that purpose is.
In Alcoholic Anonymous, it is suggested in step three that we make a decision to turn our will over to God. If we don’t know what our purpose is in life, God does, and will lead us if we ask for God’s help. However, we must ask first. God gives us free will and will not force anything on us because God loves us unconditionally. So it’s up to us to decide that maybe in our willfulness we don’t know everything, least of all, what’s best for us and how to manage our lives.
In Unitarian Universalism, we covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. This search involves finding the purpose of our lives and we can rest assured that God has a function God would have us fill.
Today, it is suggested we take fifteen minutes at the beginning and end of the day and many times in between to consider what the function God would have me fill. As we pray in the Christian prayer, the Our Father, “...Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”