God’s goal for creation is his own glory. Everything and every person in creation contributes to this goal, either by voluntarily serving him, or by rebelling against him and displaying the justice of his condemnation. I find my role by asking him to show how he has called me to glorify him, and by seeking strength from him to carry out my calling. Trusting him and pursuing that calling give my life purpose, meaning, value, and joy. That joy persists even as I endure difficulties, the lingering effects of the fall.