We are living within a divine system and this system has laws. If we live in harmony with these laws we have a peaceful life if we do not we experience difficulties. It appears to me that our purpose here is to serve others. God has manifested as a human within each and every one of us and ultimately God's purpose is to serve his creation. The divine laws appear to be set up in such a way that God acts indirectly rather than directly. This means that God serves others through us. On the face of it this appears to be an ideal set-up. The problem is that rather than serve others we tend to put ourselves first and put a lot of effort into serving our false self, the ego and forget about our real self who is the Christ within us. To overcome this we must learn to trust another divine law which is the law of Karma "Whatever we do to others will be done to us" If we live for others then they will live for us and we will have an experience of the Kingdom of God. If we live for ourselves then others in our lives will live for themselves also and we will have an experience of separation and alienation. That is why we are encouraged to love our neighbour as ourselves. In the divine scheme of things as distinct from the human, our neighbour is ourself.