Whether you are aware of it or not, God’s love is the meaning of life. God’s love is a gift to us that blesses and enriches our lives, changing and molding our lives from the inside out. The gift of God’s love is powerful beyond all measure and capable of affecting us in ways we would not think possible. For example, God’s love is so powerful that it is capable of defeating substance abuse through the gifts it gives a person.
Purpose is a central gift that is given to us through God’s love. Those who have felt just how amazing God’s love is know that it is so profound that it fills us with a sense of purpose. We feel that it is our purpose to share God’s love with others by telling them about our God experiences and giving to them selflessly. We feel the desire to incorporate this practice into our talents, our jobs and our vocations. This marriage of our worldly purpose and our divine purpose is a major part of our identity, and reward us so fully that we do not feel the need for substance abuse.
God’s love benefits our mental health immensely. No matter what a person’s mental health problems are, God’s love is the answer. God’s love tells us that we are beautiful and precious and worthy of love. God’s love promises us an identity in Him and a life of adventure and passion, as well as never-ending provision and fortitude. A person’s mental health depends on feeling secure in these things, and all needs are met through God’s love. When these needs are met, substance abuse does not interest a person.
Every person has spiritual needs, whether they know it or not. Mislead spiritual and emotional needs are actually what get a person mixed up in substance abuse in the first place. Seeking down the wrong road for fulfillment in these areas can lead to trouble in your life. God’s love obviously provides spiritual fulfillment in that it enables a person to recognize God as creator and have their spiritual needs met.
And lastly, God’s love meets our need for relationships on many levels. He becomes the most important relationship we have in our lives through how he provides for us, and he blesses and enables our relationships with fellow believers, who we share an incredible bond with.