When God created humankind in the divine image, the highest expression
of that image is the power to be a decision maker. In this sense, one is
never complete, but is always being formed by the decisions we make. If
this be true, God casts the responsibility on us to choose that which is
best for us. These choices come inevitably from the judgments we make about
what reflects our highest selves.
of us is a unique person, with gifts, abilities and desires that give
us the opportunities for creativity. To discover who we are and what
those deep desires of our hearts mean gives us the clue to making decisions
about what we do with our lives. If we choose wisely, we will experience
the joy of growing a self and
offering it as a source of strength to others. This does not mean that
God is not with us in the critical moments of decision-making. Through
prayer and meditation, we have access into the divine Presence that provides
guidance and inspiration. God is never so pleased as when we stand up
and make a moral decision that reflects our desire to live at the highest
and most useful level attainable.
--from the question "How can I know what God wants me to do with my life?"
by The Rev. Dr. Brooks Ramsey