In the Book of Beginnings, The first book of Moses, the great Hebrew writer and freedom fighter, these words explain the reason for mankind's search for purpose and power.
Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have DOMINION over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." Genesis 1:26
This statement declares the motivation, nature, purpose, and mandate behind mankind's creation. As this statement makes clear, DOMINION is the purpose for mans creation and existence. The word "dominion" here translates the Hebrew word "mamlakah" which can also be translated as "kingdom," "sovereign rule," or "royal power". In essence, mankind was created to have rulership over the earth.
The first thing man was given by His Creator was a "kingdom". This initial assignment and mandate of "kingdom" is the Creator's primary purpose and motivation for His human creatures. Dominion sets the framework for all the desires, passions,and activities of mankind and is the key to his fulfillment and personal and corporate peace. It is also the foundation and source of his need to control and rule his environment and circumstances. It is this kingdom mandate that validates man's desire for power. Power is natural to the human spirit. >Myles Munroe