The Gardens of Robert Mock
"Fellow laborer in the Good News of Messiah’s Redemption.” - 1 Thessalonians 3:1
After sanctification (to be set apart from sin and made holy), it is difficult to state what your aim in life is, because God has taken you up into His purpose by the Ruach HaKodeh (Spirit Manifestation of G-d); He is using you now for His purposes throughout the world as He used His Son for the purpose of our salvation.
If you seek great things for yourself – G-d has called me for this and that; you are putting a barrier against HaShem’s usefulness for you. As long as you have a personal interest in your own character, or any set ambition, you cannot get through into identification with the divine interest of the G-d of Israel. You can only get there by losing for ever any idea of yourself and by letting G-d take you right out into His purpose for the world, and because your goings are of the Adonai (Lord), you can never understand your ways.
I have to learn that the aim in life is aim of the Almighty One, not mine. HaShem (“The Name”) is using me from His great personal standpoint, and all He asks of me is that I trust Him, and never say – Adonai (Lord), this gives me such heart-ache. To talk in that way makes me a clog.
When I stop telling God what I want, He can catch me up for what He wants without let or hindrance. He can crumple me up or exalt me, He can do anything He chooses. He simply asks me to have implicit faith in Himself and in His goodness. Self pity is of the devil, if I go off on that line I cannot be useful for the purposes of the Holy One in our world. I have "a world within the world" in which I live, and G-d will never be able to get me outside it because I am afraid of being frost-bitten.
“Utmost for His Highest” – Oswald Chambers in Modern Jewish Messianic Verse