fill the earth and subdue it, rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the sky, over every living creature that moves on the ground. Genesis 1:28
This is an order of God and it is our responsibility carrying out and live such a life is a fulfillment of a complete and full life on earth.
The biblical account declares that man comes from God, not just the first man, but every person born in this world : we are not the chance product of some purely physical laws. Man appears the sixth day : from that moment on, God gives in – in a way – to his favorite creature man. God continues his creation through the hands, the brain and the heart of man. Man works and also creates. School are built, books printed and social structures planned through which every person is called to develop his initiative and responsibility.
God made man in his image and likeness. This refers to the person who lives in God’s grace. Put on the new man, created by God in his likeness, in holiness proceeding from truth (Ephesians 4:24). We would never seek a personal relationship with God if we were to see only his immensity. The bible speaks of likeness means that we are not incapable of receiving the full truth.
It is also good to remember that we are like God in so far as we love him. See what singular love the Father has for us : not only are we called children of God, but we really are (1 John 3:1), and our growth in love brings us closer to the moment when we will be able to see God and live in union with him by sharing his own life.
Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties.